The start of a series of designs by the Karakuri Creation Group responding to the idea "If the works are pretty and small enough to fit into my pocket, they are convenient to show to my friends." And so the Small Box series started.
But its hard to fit the usual Japanese Puzzle Box mechanism into something so small so the group had to use new and innovative designs. Once you know the solution you can open it in just three moves. But one of them is quite a unique movement compared to other Japanese puzzles boxes and so it's hard to open it without being shown.
A very tricky little puzzle box! The Karakuri Creation Group's woodworking skills are very well known. It is almost impossible to see the joins where one panel meets another on this box making the puzzle even harder to do.
We have sourced these boxes directly from Japan. The Hakone region has a long history of generations of master craftsmen making secret opening boxes for more than 100 years. Our stock of these boxes is very limited and once sold we're not sure how long it will be before we could get similar puzzle boxes again.
This very special puzzle box is crafted in Walnut wood.
Size outside: 47mm x 47mm x 47mm Space inside: 22mm x 19mm x 33mmA solution is provided.