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Japanese Puzzle Box (Traditional)

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Traditional Japanese Puzzle Box (1 Sun-Yosegi-11 Move)
Photo courtesy of Oli Sovary-Soos
Name
Japanese Puzzle Box (Traditional)
Alternative Names
Himitsu-Bako
Designer
Dimensions
<1.22" - Super Mame
1 Sun - 1.22" (Mame)
1.5 Sun - 1.83" (Mame)
2 Sun - 2.44"
3 Sun - 3.66"
4 Sun - 4.88"
5 Sun - 6.10"
6 Sun - 7.32"
7 Sun - 8.54"
Year
Edo Period (1603-1868)
Cost
$10 - $10,000
Availability
Widely Available
Material
Various Japanese Woods
Difficulty
Varies - Usually between 2 and 72 steps, but can be many more
Objective
Open and close the box


The movements of a traditional style Japanese Puzzle Box (Himitsu-Bako): Japanese Puzzle Box Demo.gif

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