Yosegi Craft Puzzle Box 12 Steps (HK004)
Yosegi Puzzle Box
Samurai Wooden Secret Trick Box
Produced by: Samurai Store, Inc. JAPAN
Delivery Time: 5-10 days
Himitsu-Bako Puzzle Box: 12 Steps To Open
Very beautiful and traditional Japanese puzzle box named "Himitsu-Bako" hand crafted by skillful artisans in Hakone, Kanagawa pref. Japan. Finished with Yosegi-zaiku, a type of traditional Japanese marquetry which originated during Japan's culturally rich Edo period. The detail mosaic work is made by making use of natural fine grains and textures of wood. The box can only be opened through a series of complex sliding movements that must be made in the right order, otherwise the secret box won’t open. This box requires This box takes 12 steps to open.
Yosegi-zaiku (寄木細工) is a type of traditional Japanese marquetry which originated during Japan's culturally rich Edo period. It has become widely known and respected throughout the world. The mosaic work is made by making use of natural fine grains and textures of wood. Timbers of different colors are cut into oblong rods of desired sections. Spindle tree (Euonymus spp.) and Ilex macropoda are used for white, aged Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) for black, Picrasma quassioides, mulberry (Morus alba) and Chinese lacquer tree (Toxicodendron vernicifluum) for yellow, camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora) and Maackia for brown, black walnut (Juglans nigra) for purple, Japanese cucumber tree (Magnolia obovata) for blue and Chinese cedar (Toona sinensis) for red. The rods are then glued together to form the section of geometrical design pattern often called a seed plate. The seed plate is then either sliced into thin layers (the Zuku technique), which are glued onto boxes and other handicraft works or the entire plate is carved out (the Muku technique) to create a single piece. To add to the glaze and sturdiness of the surface, finishing coatings of lacquer are applied.
All items are 100% Handcrafted and each item has different patterns. You will get the specific item shown in the photos listed in this page. Please check the detail finish carefully and enjoy your purchase.
All photos were taken over the plastic covers to avoid any small damages and keep the item in "brand-new" condition.
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|North America||JPY 1900|
|Other Countries||To Be Estimated?|