Mr.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.
All of Okiyama boxes have the Okiyama's signature stamp inside of the boxes.
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