The size of each box is measures in a traditional Japanese
unit called "Sun" One "Sun" equals 1.2 Inches - See Chart Below
Our puzzle boxes are each
individually handcrafted in the city of Hakone, Japan and imported by us
directly from the artists offering the best quality and pricing available. The
skills have been passed down through the generations since the Edo Period. Each
box comes with instructions on how to open the box, but give it a try first.
First manufactured for export in the 1870's, the Japanese Puzzle Box has come in a number of designs and colors, gaining the most popularity around World War II. Though boxes are fairly common and valuable, the art form can also be found in a number of various shapes, such as houses or boats. Commonly, these types of secret boxes were used as piggy banks or coin holders. While some boxes contained only one secret compartment, others contained both an upper and lower hiding space. The smallest of personal secret boxes were frequently used to hold sewing needles, jewelry or other precious keepsakes.