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Traditional Japanese Puzzle Box The traditional Japanese puzzle box is almost impossible to open unless you follow the exact step by step procedure designed specifically for it. There is no lock and seemingly no opening. However, it includes a very tricky mechanism.

"SUN" in Japan is an old unit name to measure length. One Sun equals 1.22". "Steps" refers to the number of moves required to open the puzzle box.

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Small Puzzle Boxes 2 SunpadClick here for small puzzle box selection
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Medium Sized Puzzle Boxes 4 SunpadClick here for selection
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Large sized Puzzle Box 5 SunpadClick here for selection
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XLarge Puzzle Boxes 6 SunpadClick here for selection of Xlarge puzzle boxes
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Size LineupSize Lineuppad6 Sun measures about 5"W by 7.5"L by 3.5"H. It is the largest Secret Puzzle box available and is the most challenging.

5 Sun measures about 4"W by 6"L by 2.4"H.

4 Sun measures about 3.2"W by 4.8"L by 2.2"H. The most popular size box.

3.8 Sun measures about 3"W by 4.25"L by 2"H

3 Sun (not shown) measures about

2.8 Sun measures about 1.82"W by 2.38"L by 1.5"H

2 Sun measures about 2"W by 3"L by 1.5"H.

Mame means bean and represents a small size. These boxes are about 1"W by 1.75"L by 1"H. They are the smallest box available with the Yosegi-Zaiku artwork.
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Karakuri  cube puzzle box #1  - 4 AvailableKarakuri cube puzzle box #1 - 4 AvailablepadThis Japanese Puzzle Box Opens in only three moves but hardly anyone can do it...

Are you up to the Challenge!


Rated: Moderate difficult

Measures about 1-3/4"Sq
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Availability: Usually ships the next business day.

1KKpadMSR price: $65.00padOur price: $35.25pad
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Karakuri Small cube  - 5 availableKarakuri Small cube - 5 availablepadIf you know the solution you can open it with only 3 moves. But almost no one can open it without knowing the solution.

Rated Moderate difficult


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Availability: Usually ships the next business day.

c2padMSR price: $65.00padOur price: $35.25pad
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Karakuri small cube puzzle box # 2 KT - 5 availableKarakuri small cube puzzle box # 2 KT - 5 availablepadAre you up to the challenge of this small puzzle box?

If you know the solution you can open it with only 3 moves. But almost no one can open it without knowing the solution.

Rated Moderate difficult
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Availability: Usually ships the next business day.

2KTpadMSR price: $65.00padOur price: $35.25pad
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Karakuri small cube box #2 UK - 3 availableKarakuri small cube box #2 UK - 3 availablepadIf you know the solution you can open it with only 3 moves. But almost no one can open it without knowing the solution.

Great puzzle box to hide a ring or a piece of jewelry for that special lady or the man in your life.

Rated moderate difficult
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Availability: Usually ships the next business day.

2UKpadMSR price: $65.00padOur price: $35.25pad
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Karakuri Small Cube #1KK Japanese Puzzle Box- 5 in stockKarakuri Small Cube #1KK Japanese Puzzle Box- 5 in stockpadAre you up to the challenge of this small puzzle box?

If you know the solution you can open it with only 3 moves. But almost no one can open it without knowing the solution. (Out of the one shown but 5 in stock the same size as the small boxes pictured above.)

Rated moderate difficult
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MSR price: $65.00padOur price: $35.25pad
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6 Sun 36 Step Koyosegi - 3 available6 Sun 36 Step Koyosegi - 3 availablepadRated: very difficult
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Availability: Usually ships the next business day.

6/27padMSR price: $275.00padOur price: $195.50pad
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 4 sun 21 move-Out of stock 4 sun 21 move-Out of stockpadA challenge of 21 intricate moves to open this clever wood Japanese puzzle box will amaze and delight even
the expert puzzle solver!
Izumiya Studio stamp of quality

Measures about 3.2"W x 4.8"L X 2.2"H.

Rated:Very Difficult
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4 sun 21 move-Out of stock 4/21padMSR price: $75.00padOur price: $48.75pad
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 4 Sun 27 Step-out of stock   4 Sun 27 Step-out of stock padJapanese puzzle boxes with 27 intricate steps like this one will delight even the expert puzzle solver.

Rated: Difficult



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MSR price: $90.00padOur price: $58.50pad
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 5 Sun 7 Step Sansui Zougan - out of stock 5 Sun 7 Step Sansui Zougan - out of stockpadThis box has a Flower Zougan Marquetry on the top and Koyosegi pattern on the bottom. The movement of this box is different from the STD 7 Step boxes.

5.78x2.04x2.24
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5/7villagepadMSR price: $85.00padOur price: $55.25pad
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  5 Sun 7 Step Zougan Flower - out of stock 5 Sun 7 Step Zougan Flower - out of stockpadThis box has a Flower Zougan Marquetry on the top and Koyosegi pattern on the bottom. The movement of this box is different from the STD 7 Step boxes.

5.78x2.04x2.24
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5/7flowerpadMSR price: $85.00padOur price: $55.25pad
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5 Sun 12 Step EMD Kuroasa Japanese Puzzle Box w/Sound drawer-Out of Stock5 Sun 12 Step EMD Kuroasa Japanese Puzzle Box w/Sound drawer-Out of StockpadHigh quality wood material (Katsura tree) is used.This Japanese Puzzle Box has a hidden drawer with an electronic music sounds (it's a small world) .This box has a particularly nice finish and of exceptional quality.This box is stamped with the craftsman on the inside of the lid and comes in a high quality pressboard gift box.
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5/12KupadMSR price: $145.00padOur price: $94.25pad
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Japanese Puzzle Box 5 Sun 12 Step: Uroko-Kirichigai w/music-out of stockJapanese Puzzle Box 5 Sun 12 Step: Uroko-Kirichigai w/music-out of stockpadHigh quality wood material (Katsura tree) is used.This Japanese Puzzle Box has a hidden drawer with an electronic music sounds (it's a small world) .This box has a particularly nice finish and of exceptional quality.This box is stamped with the craftsman on the inside of the lid and comes in a high quality pressboard gift box.
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Japanese Puzzle Box 5 Sun 12 Step: Uroko-Kirichigai w/music-out of stock 5/12UKpadMSR price: $155.00padOur price: $100.75pad
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Click to enlarge5 Sun 27 Step - out of stockpadHigh quality wood material (Katsura) is used.This box has a particularly nice finish and of exceptional quality.This box is stamped with the craftsman onthe inside of the lid and comes in a high quality pressboard gift box.

Rated:Difficult
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527kopad$169.00pad
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5 Sun 38 Step IZ538 Japanese Puzzle Box -  out of stock5 Sun 38 Step IZ538 Japanese Puzzle Box - out of stockpad
5/38IZpadMSR price: $239.00padOur price: $155.35pad
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6 Sun 23 Step Japanese Puzzle Box: Zougan-Ran - out of stock6 Sun 23 Step Japanese Puzzle Box: Zougan-Ran - out of stockpad
The tricky opening sequence of the 23 moves of this clever puzzle box will amaze and delight even the expert puzzle solver!
This box has features split sliding keys on both ends. The finish on this box is top quality. Gift box, care and opening instructions included.
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6 Sun 23 Step Japanese Puzzle Box: Zougan-Ran - out of stock 6/23/zrpadMSR price: $295.00padOur price: $191.75pad
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5/27padMSR price: $265.00padOur price: $172.25pad
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Mr. Yoshio Okiyama Master CraftsmanMr. Yoshio Okiyama Master CraftsmanpadMr.Yoshio Okiyama was born in Hakone, Japan in 1924. At age 12, he started making Himitsu-Bako while apprenticing with his father Mr. Yoshitaro Okiyama. Winning many awards through the years for his hand crafted boxes; Mr. Okiyama developed the mechanism for 27 step,54 step,and 66 step move Himitsu-Bako. Mr. Okiyama has never had an apprentice, he is recognized as a third generation Himitsu-Bako Matser Craftsman. In 1994 the Association of Traditional Crafts Development of Industry in Japan commended Mr. Okiyama.

Okiyama Himitsu-Bako All of Okiyama boxes have the Okiyama's signature stamp inside of the boxes.
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Master Craftsman Mr.Yoshikazu GotopadMr. Yoshikazu Goto was born in Hokone, Japan in 1935. Through the 45 years experience in wood working, he has achieved a skill level to produce a top quality Himitsu-Bako. His careful selection of material and his dedication to produce these masterpieces is the reason he has won many awards through the years. He is always very carefully drying wood material as he insists the most important thing for wood working is "Enough Dry Up". He won the first prize of Hakone Odawara Woodworking Crafts competition of 1998.


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History of the Japanese Puzzle BoxpadA traditional Japanese puzzlebox that was designed over 100 years ago in the Hakone-Odawara region of Japan.

Amongst the various art works of wood in the world today, the Himitsu-Bako produced in the Hakone-Odawara region of Japan is superior in quality as well as traditional craftsmanship.

With the abundant variety of trees in this region, the selection of high quality wood and the expertise of three generations of master craftsmen have achieved an artform revered for it's artistry and ingenuity.

The Hakone Mountains are noted for their great variety of trees. The Personal Secret Box takes advantage of this wide variety of natural wood colors and textures to produce their elaborate geometric patterns. The appeal of the Personal Secret Box is not merely in its entertainment qualities.

It is adorned with Yosegi-Zaiku and/or Moku-Zougan. The Yosegi-Zaiku is a mosaic woodwork usually applied to small handicrafts such as trays, boxes, and chests.

This marquetry technique originated in the late Edo Period, and in May of 1984 was designated a National Traditional Handicraft by the International Trade & Industry Minister.

In the Hakone-Odawara region of Japan, there are about 100 people who are working in the field of Traditional Wooden products. Of these 100 people, only about 30 craftsmen produce Yosegi-Zaiku and about four craftsmen produce Moku-zougan.

The Himitsu-Bako is produced by only 9 traditional craftsmen.
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Japanese Puzzle Box: 4 Sun 10 Step Zougan-Out of StockJapanese Puzzle Box: 4 Sun 10 Step Zougan-Out of StockpadThis unique puzzle box has a fish Zougan Marquetry on the top and stag beetle on the bottom. Comes with instructiona and a gift box.

4.7x3.3x2.0
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4/10fishpad$65.00pad
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 5 Sun 42 Step   Kagome-Sold Out 5 Sun 42 Step Kagome-Sold OutpadMeasures about 6"X4"X2.4". Rated:Very Difficult

This clever, wood Japanese puzzle box will amaze and delight even
the expert puzzle solver!
Izumiya Studio stamp of quality


High quality wood material (Katsura) is used. This box has the signature stamp inside.
Gift box, instructions, and Izumiya leaflet are included.
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$245.00pad
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 Kagome 4 sun 4 step-out of stock Kagome 4 sun 4 step-out of stockpadIzumiya Masterwork signature stamp inside.
High quality wood material (Katsura) is used.
Gift box, care and opening instructions included.
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Rated: Easy
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$49.00pad
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  4 Sun  27 step Dragon-Out of stock 4 Sun 27 step Dragon-Out of stockpad
Izumiya Masterwork signature stamp inside.
High quality wood material (Katsura) is used.
Gift box, care and opening instructions included.
There is a difference!


Measures about 3"W x 5"L X 2"H.
Rated:difficult
Click on the smaller picture for a better idea of the coloring. The Dragon is gold but it does not show in this picture. Very beautiful! BEST PRICES!...GREAT SELECTION!...puzzleboxes.com
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 4 Sun 21Step-IZ-out of stock 4 Sun 21Step-IZ-out of stockpadJapanese Puzzle Boxes of this size are the most popular. This deluxe 21 move box features a yosegi pattern crafted from distinctive, colorful woods.

A challenge of 21 intricate moves to open this box will delight the expert puzzle solver.

Measures about 3.2"W x 4.8"L X 2.2"H.

Rated:Very Difficult

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High quality wood material (Katsura) is used. Designed by Mr.Hayabu Nogawa. Crafted by Mr.Goto Produced by Kenji Nakazato.
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$110.00pad
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4 Sun 9 step coin bank Kagome-Out of Stock4 Sun 9 step coin bank Kagome-Out of Stockpad
WOW! a great gift idea!!
9 moves to open and 1 move to open the coin slot


Rated: easy to moderate
3.15"x4.72"x2.17"
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$47.00pad
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  5 Sun 21 Step:Tobizuru-out of stock 5 Sun 21 Step:Tobizuru-out of stockpadHigh quality wood material (Katsura) is used. This box has a particularly nice finish and of exceptional quality. This box is stamped with the craftsman on the inside of the lid and comes in a high quality press board gift box. Measures about 3.94"X 5.91"X 2.36"

The woods of various natural colors are inlaid by hand to produce a picture block. No two picture blocks are exactly the same. Rated:Moderate Measures about 6"X4"X2.4"

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$165.00pad
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 5 sun 42 step-out of stock 5 sun 42 step-out of stockpad
This clever, wood Japanese puzzle box will amaze and delight even
the expert puzzle solver!
Izumiya Studio stamp of quality


High quality wood material (Katsura) is used. This box has the signature stamp inside.
Gift box, instructions, and Izumiya leaflet are included.

Measures about 6"X4"X2.4". Rated:Very Difficult
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$245.00pad
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Set of Three-out of stockSet of Three-out of stockpadIncludes a 2 sun 5 step Standard yosegi pattern, a 2 sun 4 step Momiji and a 2 sun 10 step Matsukawabishi Japanese Puzzle Box
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MSR price: $89.00padOur price: $57.85pad
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3.5 Sun 12 step coin bank-out of stock3.5 Sun 12 step coin bank-out of stockpadWow! Great gift idea!
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3.5coinpad
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 4 sun 4 step Matsukawabishi-Sold Out 4 sun 4 step Matsukawabishi-Sold OutpadIzumiya Masterwork signature stamp inside.
High quality wood material (Katsura) is used.
Gift box, care and opening instructions included.
There is a difference!


Rated: Easy
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MSR price: $49.00padOur price: $31.85pad
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 5 Sun 21 Step Itimatsu-out of stock 5 Sun 21 Step Itimatsu-out of stockpadMeasures about 6"X4"X2.4"
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MSR price: $145.00padOur price: $94.25pad
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4 Sun 10 Step Kirichigai Japanese Puzzle Box-Out of stock4 Sun 10 Step Kirichigai Japanese Puzzle Box-Out of stockpad
4/10KirpadMSR price: $59.00padOur price: $38.35pad
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2std7padMSR price: $35.00padOur price: $22.75pad
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  2 Sun 10 Step Ichimatsu-Out of Stock 2 Sun 10 Step Ichimatsu-Out of StockpadIchimatsu yosegi pattern Japanese Puzzle Box. This puzzle box has a particularly nice finish and is of exceptional quality. Has the craftsman stamp and comes in a high quality pressboard gift box.
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MSR price: $39.00padOur price: $25.35padselection: 
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Japanese Puzzle Box: 2 sun 10 step Kuroasa-out of stockJapanese Puzzle Box: 2 sun 10 step Kuroasa-out of stockpad
2k10padMSR price: $39.00padOur price: $25.35pad
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Japanese Puzzle Box 2 Sun 10 Step MawariyabaneJapanese Puzzle Box 2 Sun 10 Step MawariyabanepadThis box has a particularly nice finish and of exceptional quality.This box is stamped with the craftsman mark and comes in a high quality pressboard gift box
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MSR price: $39.00padOur price: $25.35pad
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  5 Sun 27 Step  Koyosegi - out of stock 5 Sun 27 Step Koyosegi - out of stockpad
Izumiya Studio stamp of quality


Gift box, instructions, and Izumiya leaflet are included. High quality wood material (Katsura) is used.

Measures about 6"X4"X2.4". Rated:Very Difficult
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MSR price: $125.00padOur price: $81.25pad
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18 Step Mame Japanese Puzzle Box - out of stock18 Step Mame Japanese Puzzle Box - out of stockpadMame means bean and represents a small size. These boxes are about 1"W by 1.75"L by 1"H. They are the smallest box available with the Yosegi-Zaiku artwork.
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$45.00pad
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Mame 14 step Kawari Ichimatsu -  out of stockMame 14 step Kawari Ichimatsu - out of stockpadMame 14 step

Mame means bean and represents a small size. These boxes are about 1"W by 1.75"L by 1"H. They are the smallest box available with the Yosegi-Zaiku artwork.
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$42.00pad
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4 Sun 27 Step  Uroko-Kirichigai -sold out4 Sun 27 Step Uroko-Kirichigai -sold outpadThis Japanese Puzzle box has a particularly nice finish and is of exceptional quality, high quality wood material (Katsura) is used. This puzzle box is stamped with the craftsmans stamp on the inside of the lid and comes in a high quality pressboard gift box.
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4 Sun 27 Step Uroko-Kirichigai -sold out 4/27UKpadMSR price: $120.00padOur price: $78.00pad
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Japanese Puzzle Box 5 Sun 12 Step: EMD Akaasa w/sound drawer  Japanese Puzzle Box 5 Sun 12 Step: EMD Akaasa w/sound drawer padHigh quality wood material (Katsura tree) is used.This box has a hidden drawer with an electronic music sounds (it's a small world) .This box has a particularly nice finish and of exceptional quality.This box is stamped with the craftsman on the inside of the lid and comes in a high quality pressboard gift box.
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MSR price: $145.00padOur price: $115.00pad
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 5 Sun 21 Step 3 Colors -  out of stock 5 Sun 21 Step 3 Colors - out of stockpad
This clever Japanese puzzle box will amaze and delight even
the expert puzzle solver!

High quality wood material (Katsura) is used. This box has a particularly nice finish and of exceptional quality.This box is stamped with the craftsman on the inside of the lid and comes in a high quality pressboard gift box.

Measures about 6"X4"X2.4". Rated:Very Difficult

Gift box, instructions, and Izumiya leaflet are included.

FREE SHIPPING

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MSR price: $169.00padOur price: $109.85pad
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Click to enlargeJapanese Puzzle Box: Muku 4 sun 5 step -out of stockpad(Muku) means (Pure). Usually Yosegi-Zaiku material is shaved into thin sheets and stuck on the products to decorate them. However in (Muku) style Yosegi material is not shaved and directly shaped into products. This box is made in this (Muku) style and therefore the higher-class product.
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m45padMSR price: $65.00padOur price: $32.25pad
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 4 Sun  10 step- out of stock 4 Sun 10 step- out of stockpad

Gift box, care and opening instructions included.

There is a difference!

Measures about 3"W x 5"L X 2"H. Rated:Moderate
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MSR price: $60.00padOur price: $35.00pad


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