Hanayama is a famous Japanese puzzle game manufacturer and their products have been sold worldwide.
I personally found Katsuno puzzles interesting because they stimulate brain activities as you play with these toys.
They have several Katsuno puzzles (Katsuno literally means activating brain) , but I am particularly interested in Lucky cube and Double cube puzzles, that is mainly because you can play with them forever creating different shapes and they are perfect fidget toys.
Our store generally sells only those products made in Japan, but these puzzles are exceptions. Please note that although they are created by Japanese puzzle creators and planned in Japan, they are made in China.
Lucky cube comes with two polyhedron which consist of eight pieces. You can create a cube by connecting these two polyhedrons and by further folding and stretching the joints, they can be transformed into numerous different geometric shapes.
It comes with the handbook which suggests 30 different shapes to try, but you can also create completely new shapes using your own imagination.
It was created by Kiichi Miyazaki.
Double cube was released in January 2019 and it was created by Akira Nishihara.
This puzzle comes with two polyhedron which consist of 12 pieces.
You can also create numerous different shapes with these two polyhedrons.
The booklet is also included with 30 different sample silhouettes to try, but like Lucky cube, you can also create your own shapes.
Both of them are 1,680yen +tax/each.
It is rather hard to understand how it works by just reading this blog, but you can touch and play with them at my store in Tokyo, so if you are in Tokyo, please feel free to try visit our store!
Tax Free Shopping
When the total of your purchase exceeds over 5,000yen, you can claim for tax free shopping. We need your passport to do that, so please do not forget to bring it with you, when you visit our store in Tokyo.
How to purchase them?
You can either visit our store in Tokyo or you can send us emails and we can send them overseas by EMS or send them to those designated hotels or places within Japan where you specify after confirming your payment.
Please choose the product you want to purchase and we will calculate the cost of EMS (we normally provide cheaper option if it is available) and we will request the payment with PayPal to you by email. We will send it to you right after we confirm your payment.
For domestic delivery within Japan, the shipping cost is only 648yen and it is free when the total goes over 10,800yen.
Shipping cost will be around 1,400yen to Asia, 2,000yen to the USA and 2,200yen to European countries with EMS, but cheaper service, which is called epacket, is also available and the price will be about half of EMS, but it will take longer to deliver (e.g. EMS to the USA is about 3 days for the delivery, but it will take about a week for the epacket service).
Contact address is info(at)mabysoshite.com (please change the (at) to @).
When you order from outside of Japan, the tax will be extracted.
1. Choose the product you want and send an email to us (Please tell us your address)
2. We will reply to you with the cost of EMS and cheaper option price for you to choose.
3. We will send you PayPal payment instruction by email
4. We will send the goods as soon as we confirm your payment.
How to visit us in Tokyo?
The shop is only 1min walk from Gaienmae station （外苑前駅）Exit 1b on Ginza line Tokyo Metro (Exit 1b has been closed until July 2019, so please use Exit 1a instead and turn around as soon as you go out of the exit). When you walk up the stairs of the exit 1b, you just need to walk straight for about 100m and our store is on the right side of the street on the ground floor.
Gaienmae station is only 2 stops away from Shibuya on Tokyo Metro Ginza line.
If you are a visitor, please bring your passport, so you can enjoy tax free shopping!
You can also find a map on our HP!
MA by So Shi Te
2-22-15 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku,
Tokyo Japan 107–0062
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:30 (Sat, Sun, NH until 19:00)
*Please check our homepage for holiday information.
If you can read Japanese and live in Japan, you can also order online from our online stores
Double puzzle https://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/maaoyama/233-2.html