Yosegi Himitsu Bako - Japanese Puzzle Box

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$65.00 AUD

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Japanese Tools Australia has the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates boxes, puzzles, fine veneer work or a beautiful object. Himitsu Bako, meaning secret box, is a traditional Japanese timber box, which started well over a century ago. Yosegi, meaning timber mosaic from different coloured timber, is unique to Hakone Mountains. It is here where many species of timber are found that create the beautiful patterns.

These boxes are fun and amazing objects. The Himitsu Bako 5sun requires 21 movements to open the lid of the box. There is also a 7 movements and a 4 movements to open the lid. Both the design and engineering of each box are clever and unique.


Small 4 times opening

Its internal dimension are: 42mm x 43mm x 34mm

Its external dimensions: 75 x 58 x 43mm

Medium 7 times opening

Its external dimensions are: 116mm x 82mm x 52mm

Large 21 times opening

Its internal dimensions are: 104mm x 76mm x 42mm

Its external dimensions are: 142mm x 68mm x 95mm

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Japanese puzzle box

My recent purchase of the Japanese puzzle box was a gift for my daughter whom is currently on exchange in Japan. My husband and I tinkered with it ,without the instructions at first, and opened it to place a pair of earrings in as a birthday surprise for her. The craftsmanship, packaging and presentation exceeded our expectations. Her birthday is in the coming days so we can’t wait for her to figure out the puzzle and open the box. Thank you so much.

Elise S.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Beautiful wooden box

Beautiful wooden box

Arlene B.
Australia Australia

Birthday present

Hasn't been used yet as it is a present but I do believe my wife will love it

david f.
Australia Australia

Beautifully made

Purchased as a Christmas gift for my son and I am sure he will love it. My only complaint is when I tried opening it following the instructions, they did not seem right. It looked like the long side was supposed to move. I managed anyway.

Kylie W.

puzzle box

verry good may be a little stiff for a present for my niece however great just the same. craig h

Craig H.