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Yosegi Nested Pair 2.5 Sun 10 step and 10 step Japanese Puzzle Box
Yosegi Nested Pair 2.5 Sun 10 step and 10 step Japanese Puzzle Box
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Code: 32010
Retail: $75.00
Price: $59.00
Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs
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Koyosegi Nested Puzzle Box Set - This Japanese Secret Puzzle Box set is made in the Yosegi pattern. Open the first box and find a smaller box inside - The first box is 2.5 Sun and requires 10 moves to open - The inner box is Mame size and requires another 10 moves to open. This pattern is the original traditional design used for puzzle boxes. Every box is a little different in design depending upon how the pieces are applied. Each Japanese puzzle box is individually handcrafted using techniques passed down through the generations since the Edo Period and imported directly from the artists in Hakone Japan.

Outer box Dimensions: 3 x 2.25 x 1 5/8 inches

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Puzzle Box Size Conversion Chart

Sun Size Size in MM Size in CM Size in Inches
1 sun / mame 45 mm 4.5 cm 1.75 inches
2 sun 60 mm 6 cm 2.4 inches
2.5 sun 75 mm 7.5 cm 3 inches
3 sun 90 mm 9 cm 3.6 inches
3.5 sun 105 mm 10.5 cm 4.25 inches
4 sun 120 mm 12 cm 4.8 inches
5 sun 150 mm 15 cm 6 inches
6 sun 180 mm 18 cm 7.2 inches
7 sun 210 mm 21 cm 8.4 inches


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Japanese Puzzle Boxes

The mountainous area surrounding Hakone made it a difficult task for any traveler to make it through without stopping to rest. During the Edo Period, the affluent traveler was carried in palanquins. (sedan chairs) The palanquin bearers (Kagokaki) would wait in Hakone for a group of travelers to make their way down the mountain slopes and into the town in need of fresh men to continue their trip. In an around Hakone, tea shops (Chayas) and restaurants began to spring up to serve the needs of the weary travelers. As the town grew, vendors would sell other goods in and around the Chayas. This included arts and crafts made from the abundance of exotic wood from the surrounding forests. During some seasons, the Kagokaki might wait days or weeks for his next fare and began to supplement his income producing arts and crafts to sell to the visitors. Over time, the hot springs and amazing views of Hakone made it a tourist destination that is still popular today. Technology has made the palanquin and the Kagokaki obsolete, but the art they created lives on.

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