Himitsu Bako

Being a big fan of Hideaki Kawashima, I recently purchased the Twin-lens reflex camera and was not disappointed!  Crafted in Walnut, Cherry, Maple and Keyaki (Zelkova), it is visually appealing with beautiful contrasting colors. On my initial inspection, I was little bit intimidated by not seeing an obvious joint or seam.  I pressed and pulled […]

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Not long ago, we received our first shipment of Letter Boxes created by Akio Kamei.  A little larger box than we normally stock, we were immediately attracted to the puzzle’s beautiful bow affixed to the lid.  The Walnut and Karin wood colors contrast nicely and it seemed to be very well constructed. The exterior measures […]

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The Expansion VI Puzzle by Akio Kamei !

by Mike on February 20, 2014

This week our store received a number of Expansion VI Japanese Puzzle Boxes crafted by Akio Kamei .  Owning prior versions of this puzzle, I was somewhat familiar with the movement.  The video below displays the initial opening sequence and showcases how the puzzle seems to expand as one proceeds to unveil the hidden space.  […]

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The Bean Bag Drawer Puzzle Box was crafted as a 2013 Christmas present by Hiroshi Iwahara  and was allotted to members upon request.  When it arrived, I was quite excited as Mr. Iwahara never seems to disappoint!  On first glance, it reminded me very much of the “Another Binary Drawer” puzzle released in March 2013.  […]

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