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Japanese Puzzle box - 6 sun 54 steps +1 Koyosegi

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KG9007
This High quality Yosegi handicraft puzzle box is made by Izumiya studio Japan. When the mechanism moves in order, the lid will open to step-54th."Mame" (means beans in Japanese). This puzzle box is for a experts. This box is beautifully crafted by hand from high quality wood. "Himitsu Bako" is one of the woodwork handed down from old times in Japan. The origin goes back even to the Meiji era(1868~).

$329.00

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This High quality Masterpiece! Work-of-Art! Yosegi handicraft puzzle box is made by Izumiya studio Japan. When the mechanism moves in order, the lid will open to step-54th."Mame" (means beans in Japanese). This puzzle box is for a experts – don’t use force!!! The parts will move easy and smoothly if you do it the right way. This box is beautifully crafted by hand from high quality wood. "Himitsu Bako" is one of the woodwork handed down from old times in Japan. The origin goes back even to the Meiji era(1868~).

Yosegi Handicraft

Yosegi sort of elaborate wood mosaic work treasured in Japan since old days, has been increasingly well reputed in foreign countries. Making best use of natural fine grains and textures of wood makes the mosaic work.

Timbers of different colors are cut into oblong rods of desired sections.(Spindle tree and ilex macropoda are used for white. aged Katsura-tree for black. picrasma quassionides,mulberry and sumac for yellow, camhor tree and maackia for brown.Amarican walnut tree for purple. Japanese cucumber tree for blue and chinese cedar for red,etc.)

The rods are then glued togther to from the section of geometrica pattern designed. To add to glaze and sturdiness of the surface,finish coatings are applied. As the surface is finished lacquer coating, it is rather free from stain. Just dust and polish with soft and dry cloth.

 

Wood TypeAge-GroupDifficulty (1-5)Number of PlayersSizeWeightPackaging
Hakone Mountains - variety of trees 10 and up 5 1 5.12"x7.36"x3.78" 0.90 Pounds Plastic shrink wrap
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