“Kuru Kuru” means either round or revolve in Japanese and using this hint you can change the box from a rectangular shape to a heart shape. There is also a small space inside to put an extra little something for your true love.
The definition of beauty is often said to be “perfection of form” and that definitely describes this beautiful puzzle box. It has four moves to open and although it’s not considered very difficult it is a most beautiful puzzling object.
The maker is Tatsuo Miyamoto, one of the eleven craftsmen currently working with the Karakuri Creation Group. Mr Miyamoto is well known for his love of hearts and almost always includes a reference to the heart in each of his puzzle designs.
Tatsuo Miyamoto followed in his father’s footsteps to become a woodworker in Hakone, Japan. In 1975 Tatsuo Miyamoto earned his Hakone Craftsman’s Skill Certificate and soon after in 1978 won the Hakone Bussan Design Contest Excellence Award; the first of many awards he’s won since for unique ideas and exceptional woodworking. He joined The Karakuri Creation Group in 1999 using his experience to make trick boxes, bringing his original ideas to add a new twist to what had been made before. Since then he has designed and created more than 50 different puzzles that are collected the world over. The Kuru Kuru Heart Box is no exception.
Size: : 140mm × 60mm × 60mm Size small compartment inside: 20mm x 25mm x 38mm (a good size to present a ring to your loved one).
Made from Walnut and packaged with a solution in a pressboard box with grey lid. The puzzle is shipped in long rectangular shape; not the heart shape.