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.
Secret puzzle boxes first appeared in the Edo Period, when the design for the trick opening mechanism was first developed. The technique was perfected in the middle of the Meiji era, and since then, continuous improvements have been made to make the art what it is today. To open the box, each box must be rotated, turned and moved a specific number of times (steps). Each style of box is different, full of surprises and unique ideas. Unique to Hakone, these boxes cannot be found anywhere else in the world. There are less than a dozen craftsmen working today to make these unique boxes.