This is a new type Secret Opening Japanese Puzzle Box. To open this Japanese puzzle box and reveal the secret compartment you must make 18 moves in the correct order.
Unlike the traditional secret box, like the Koyosegi 2 and 4 sun boxes we also sell, where only 4 faces of the box move, all 6 surfaces of this box must slide in a set combination to allow this box to be opened. Even if you've solved Japanese puzzle boxes before this one can be a little tricky!
This is quite a different puzzle box design, invented by Mr Kakei in Hakone in May 2010. 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 with decorative strips of contrasting coloured woods on all six sides beautifully inlaid. The box is made from Walnut and the inlaid woods are: White - Maple Red/Purple - Purple Heart Black - WengeSize outside: 80mm x 80mm x 80mm Space inside: 35mm x 30mm x 30mm