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A Chance Meeting puzzle box by Karakuri


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Japanese puzzle designer Tatsuo Miyamoto has been creating amazing puzzles at the Karakuri Creation Group in Hakone since 1991. His ideas and woodworking skills are beautifully showcased in the A Chance Meeting puzzle box.
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Designed and made at Karakuri by Tatsuo Miyamoto this beautiful puzzle box was the result of a chance meeting.  It hides it's secrets to open it very well. And yet it can be said that the key is in plain sight. It certainly does not work like the usual Japanese puzzle box we all know so well. I hope your own “Chance Meeting” will come to you soon.

The designer of this ingenious puzzle box is Tatsuo Miyamoto.  Mr Miyamoto followed in his father's footsteps and began woodworking in Hakone from an early age. He acquired his Hakone Craftsman's Skill Certificate in 1975 and started his woodworking making classical disc music boxes and street organs as well as other trick object like cigarette holders.  When he joined the Karakuri Creation Group in 1999 he wanted to bring different experience and skill and make trick boxes with a new twist.

He's certainly done that with this one!

The design on the lid of the puzzle box is Kagome.  It's made using the traditional woodworking skill called Yosegi-Zaiku. Tha natural colours of the wood reflect the huge variety of trees in the Hakone Mountain area of Japan where the karakuri workshops are located.

Size outside: 88mm X 88mm X 78mm    Size inside: 73mm x 73mm x 24mm
The puzzle box comes in a pressboard box and a solution is provided.

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Manufacturer Karakuri Creation Group
Difficulty Level 6
Designer Tatsuo Miyamoto

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