Himitsubako, puzzle box, secret box available in Tokyo

Himitsubako, which is also called puzzle box, secret box, trick box, has just arrived today!!!

We normally stock over 30 types of karakuri and secret boxes, but the traditional ones are very hard to obtain in Japan.

For other puzzle boxes and for buying them, please visit this page.

I waited for over 5 months for this…. The number of craftsmen making the box is very scarece and they cannot make many of them at once, so I had to wait for that long….

Secret box made in Hakone Japan

The secret box is generally covered with the beautiful Hakone yosegizaiku, which means marquetry. The patterns of the box is, therefore, not printed, but small piecies of wood sticks are glued together and they first make the block. Then they glue these different designed blocks together and slice it thinly to cover the box.

When you move 21times of the box surfaces, you will be able to open it.

large enough to put things in it

The size of this himitsubako is 5sun. 1sun is about 3.3cm, so the 5 sun box is around 15cm.

The box is large enough to be able to use as a box to keep things in it.

You can see, touch and play with the actual yosegi himitsubako puzzle boxes at my store in Aoyama, Tokyo!

 For other puzzle boxes and for buying them, please visit this page.

MA by So Shi Te

2-22-15 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku,

Tokyo Japan 107–0062


The shop is only 1min walk from Gaienmae station exit 1b on Ginza line.


Should you have any queires or if you are interested in purchasing any of her work, please feel free to contact us. We can also ship them overseas by EMS after confirming your payment by Paypal.

You can also check the details of Himitsubako on our online store

Yahoo shop:http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/maaoyama/199-1.html

Aoyama Market: http://www.aoyamamarket.com/ma/living-toys/himitsubako.html


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