The Nested box-3.0inch 5steps and 1.7inch 22steps Yosegi
Traditional Japanese yosegi(Marquetry)
Main box 3.0x2.0x1.7inch (Japanese 2.5sun size)/ Mame box 1.7x1.2x1.2 inch(1sun size)
"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 item is 3.0inch The nested - Japanese puzzle box set.The main box is opened by 5steps and inner small "Mame" box is oped by 22steps.This item is the nested box set,so The small "Mame" box is settled into the main 5steps box. Mame box is opened little by little in order,and the lid opens by the 22nd. "Mame" means beans in Japanese.That is ,Very Small!. and 2.5sun is Japanese Measure,1sun is 3cm(1.18inch).The length of this box is 7.5cm(3.0inch).Marquetry of Japan(Yosegi) is used for the pattern of this box. Many Natural woods is used for this marquetry(yosegi).The English instruction(solution to open) and the gift box are attached, Put Artist's seal.
*Marquetry(yosegi)patterns differ one item by one item.
Brand New : with Description(solution) and the gift box
Delivery: by Japan Post-Standard Air service 5-12days