Japanese Puzzle box – Himitsu bako-Mame4steps
Traditional Japanese yosegi (Marquetry)
size: 1.7 x1.2 x1.06 inch/ 43 x30 x27mm
& quot; & quot; Himitsu Bako & quot; is one of the woodwork bied far from old times in Japan. The origin goes back even to the Meiji age (1868 ~). If the entire surface area of a square box or a part is moved in order, the cover opens.With this mechanism, it is really a puzzle!. likewise The puzzle box is decorated withtraditional Hakone-cho, Odawara district artwork.The mosaic and wood inlaid work a standard handicraft are used.the marquetry and wood inlaid work acts as the pattern for the box, and it is thinly sliced and pasted on the box.
Metal parts are not made use of at all for making of this box. This is made from ONLY! wood.
This box is opened by 4steps. When the mechanism moves in order, the lid will open to step-4th. & Quot; & Quot; Mame & quot; indicates beans in Japanese. That is, it is extremely little. This puzzle box is excellent for a newbie.
* Marquetry (yosegi) patterns vary a little by every one.
Brand New: with English Description (option) and the gift box.
Delivery: Japan Post Standard AIR 5days– 14days.