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  I recently purchased the Twin 4 Puzzle Box crafted by Hideaki Kawashima and I was pleasantly surprised.  Crafted as a 2016 Karakuri Christmas present, this particular trick box like other gifts was a limited release.  Constructed of Magnolia, Keyaki and Walnut, the contrasting color combination is very attractive, not unlike many of Kawashima puzzles.  […]


2012 Karakuri Christmas Gifts have ARRIVED!

by Mike on January 3, 2013

Over the Holidays, I received my allotment of Christmas gifts from Karakuri and have only recently had a chance to examine them.  I have held off on publishing any pictures until after Christmas for those of you that may have been getting them as presents and did not want to spoil any surprise.  Below you […]


Each week we are asked for additional pictures, measurements or basic information regarding Puzzle Boxes listed on our website.  We understand that it can be difficult to make decisions about a selection based solely on one or two pictures posted. For this reason, we have decided to create and present a small library of videos […]


2011 Karakuri Christmas Presents

by Mike on January 6, 2012

A couple of weeks ago the 2011 Karakuri Christmas Presents arrived and we were excited to receive our set of new puzzles.  For the most part, I was very pleased with the set of ten (pictured).  A small number of pieces were newer versions of previously released puzzles while others have new twists or steps […]

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