The Egg Japanese Puzzle Box by Akio Kamei

by Mike on January 13, 2019

Arguably one of the most popular creations by designer Akio Kamei, is the Egg puzzle.  Handmade in Hakone, Japan and crafted in Cherry Wood, this early trick box incorporates a logical movement with a classic design.

The Egg Puzzle Box by Akio Kamei

Heavily constructed, the Egg Puzzle has a smooth urethane finish and comfortably fits in the palm of your hand. 

Slightly larger than a normal egg this puzzle is not too difficult to open for most seasoned collectors.  Solve this work and a small chick hidden inside is unveiled.  But can you “crack” the puzzle?

The Egg measures approximately 80 x 60 x 60 mm. with a small hidden space of approximately 40 x 20 mm., perfect for small keepsakes to be stored inside.

The Egg Puzzle Box disassembled.

Various versions of this puzzle have been crafted, the Cherry edition, being the most common and popular.  All authentic pieces showcase the classic Kamei hanko (stamp) brandished in the center along the egg’s midline.  Each also comes with a small concave stand to easily place the puzzle in the ready position.  A perfect work to start any puzzle box collection.

At the time of this post, this Secret Box is in stock and ON SALE! 

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