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The Value of Japanese Puzzle Boxes

In the world of antiques and collectibles, the Japanese Puzzle Box is an item that instantly catches attention. Their staggering price tags are a testament to the fact that compared to many other historical cultural items from around the world; the Japanese Puzzle Box has steadily maintained its allure for well over a century. Many wonder how it is an item could possible warrant such pointed interest. In truth, anything that stands the test of time usually consists of not only good, solid construction but precise, one of a kind craftsmanship and artistry. These two main ingredients make up the Japanese Puzzle Box. 

It was not until the mid 1850's that Japan commenced to openly trading with the rest of the world. Because of this, it was not until the late 1800's that the first small Japanese Puzzle Boxes made their appearance in an American catalog. However, some suspect that the art of Japanese Puzzle Box making was in full swing long before that time. If that is the case then the craft of Himitsu Bako has had hundreds of years to be perfected. Anything constructed using timeless and proven methods will always be a good investment. More often than not, anything that is a standing history to ancient methods will eventually go up in value.    

Purchasing a well crafted Japanese Puzzle Box and keeping it in good condition means a piece of history, of both the owner and the art piece, can be passed on to future generations. Unlike mass produced items of cheap construction, unique items made with quality materials and construction will be able to last indefinitely as long as they are on the receiving end of good care. On top of this, items made by particular artists in particular regions and in particular methods can also be very valuable as well. As like attracts like, an attraction to the distinctive and original qualities of the Japanese Puzzle Box often denotes individuals of unique and innovative character as well.  

While they can make a unique gift or fascinating decorative element, the Japanese Puzzle Box is a perfect option for the individual who appreciates effort. Ever piece of the Japanese Puzzle Box in its whole is not a result but a testament to the process of bringing pure artistry into solid physical form.

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