Japanese puzzle boxes were designed a century and a half ago – mainly to store workman’s tools. Some are now being crafted by Kenji Nakazato in Hakone, Tokyo at the Izumiya company as extraordinary, decorative novelties.
An original Super Cubi 324-step Yosegi Muku to keep the bored busy.
72-step Japanese puzzle box .
5-Sun 21-step puzzle box
4-Sun Japanese puzzle box
Marc Weber is visiting a store which specializes in Japanese puzzle boxes – all requiring some expertise in opening – some boxes have up to 1500 or more moves and sliding panels. You can see the designer Kenji, demonstrate opening a 72-step box in the video below:
– altered by Hystoria