IPP Puzzle Exchange - Luxembourg, August 1996
Presented by Akio Kamei. Made by Karakuri Creation Group. Designed by Akio Kamei.
This puzzle was originally designed by Akio Kamei for the IPP16 Puzzle Exchange event held in Luxembourg in 1996. Back then he called it 3D Box. The puzzle continues to be made at the Karakuri Creation Group and is as tricky as ever even now!
This puzzle box is quite different looking to others in the set; and although its not the most difficult its mechanism is quite different too and so a must for any collector of Kamei designs.
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 and have been trying to get this one to complete the set for quite some time now. Stock of these boxes is very limited and once sold we're not sure how long it will be before we could get this one again.
This very special puzzle box is crafted in Keyaki (the Japanese word for the wood from the Zelkova tree; part of the Elm family) and Walnut woods.
Size outside: 58mm x 58mm x 58mm
A solution is provided.