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.
The mountains surrounding the town of Hakone in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan hold an amazing collection of exotic trees, many of which have been used in the art of Zougan. (wood marquetry and inlay) Below are samples of some of the wood from those trees. As you can see, there is no need for dyes or stains to make the beautiful colors and patterns in our Japanese Puzzle Boxes. A Yosegi patterned box could use over a dozen different species of wood.