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Japanese Puzzle box - Himitsu bako-3sun12steps Yosegi

Traditional Japanese Yosegi(Marquetry)
size : 3.5x2.6x2.0 inch

"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 with traditional Hakone town, 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 12steps.However,you may stray for a while. If it moves in order, the lid will open to step-12th.
3sun is Japanese Measure,1sun is 3cm(1.18inch).The length of this box is 9cm(3.5inch).and Marquetry of Japan(Yosegi) is used for the pattern of this box. This marquetry(yosegi) is used the color of a natural wood, and this pattern is made only from Wood.

Enjoy your challenge!.

*The wood mosaic pattern may be different a little by each boxes .

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

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

Japanese Puzzle box (Himitsu bako)- 3.5inch Open by Standard 12steps Yosegi


  • Handmade item
  • Material: wood
  • Ships worldwide from Japan
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