IPP36 Kyoto, Japan

It’s always the highlight of the year catching up with friends old and new at the International Puzzle Party each year.

This year IPP36 it was held in Kyoto, Japan.

My IPP Exchange Puzzle this year was a really attractive 8 piece seemingly interwoven burr puzzle designed by Yavuz Demirhan.  It’s a nice balance of wood interwoven with acrylic makes a good looking puzzle.  This puzzle is not so difficult to take apart.   But mix up the pieces, walk away and forget about them, come back later and you’ll find it quite difficult to put back together.   https://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/ovolo-interlocking-burr-yavuz-demirhan.html

 

Certainly the main focus of IPP is the puzzle sand puzzling but the events also includes bus trips to see the local sights and plenty of socialising with old friends.  Here’s a few pics of the fun from this year.

Thanks to the clear instructions from the organisers Brian found Oshi's puzzle shop.... in fact he visited twice!
Thanks to the clear instructions from the organisers Brian found Osho’s puzzle shop…. in fact he visited twice!
Oshi and Mr Takashima & Brian in Oshi's puzzle display and shop.
Naoyuki Iwase(Osho) and Mr Takashima & Brian at Osho’s puzzle display and shop.
Always lots of fun & late night puzzling to be had at IPP
Always lots of fun & late night puzzling to be had at IPP
Is this a puzzle? This group will find them everywhere they go. Pat and Brian found this one at the Toyota Museum.
Is this a puzzle? This group will find them everywhere they go. Pat and Brian found this one at the Toyota Museum.
It was great to see more than 10 Mr Puzzle puzzles in the special puzzle display in Hakone puzzle museum.
It was great to see more than 10 Mr Puzzle puzzles in the special puzzle display in Hakone puzzle museum. Frank Potts was particularly happy to see his Sly Burr there made by Mr Puzzle for IPP27
Hirokazu Iwasawa explaining the day's schedule to us all on the bus trip.
Hirokazu Iwasawa explaining the day’s schedule to us all on the bus trip.