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Japanese Puzzle box - Himitsu bako-3sun4steps Yosegi

Traditional Japanese yosegi(Wood mosaic)
size : 3.5x2.6x2.0 inch / 90 x 60 x 50mm

"Himitsu Bako" is one of the woodwork handed down from old times in Japan. The origin goes back even to the Meiji era(1868~).If the whole surface of a square box or a part is moved in order, the lid opens.With this mechanism, it is truly a puzzle!.also the puzzle box is decorated withtraditional Hakone-cho, Odawara district artwork.The mosaic and wood inlaid work a traditional handicraft are used.the marquetry and wood inlaid work serves as the pattern for the box,and it is thinly sliced and pasted on the box.
Metal parts are not used at all for making of this box. This is made from ONLY! wood.

This box is opened by 4steps. If it moves in order, the lid will open to step-4th.
3sun is Japanese Measure,1sun is 3cm(1.18inch).The length of this box is 9cm(3.5inch).Enjoy your challenge!.

**The work of a puzzle box is handmade and made from only wood. so Color or pattern may differ from a picture a little. **

Brand New : with Description(solution for open) and the gift box

The delivery : Japan Post-Standard AIR service 5days--14days

Meet the owner of tomomaru.

Hiroyuki Oka

Japanese Puzzle box (Himitsu bako)- 3.5inch(90mm) Open by 4steps


  • Handmade item
  • Material: woods
  • Feedback: 525 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Odawara, Japan