Group: Karakuri Creation Group

Puzzles designed and crafted by current and former members of the Karakuri Creation Group, including Iwahara, Miyamoto,Tajima, Satou, Ogura, Kakuda, Oka, Kawashima, and Ninomiya. They are in excellent condition, unless otherwise noted.

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Lot 6173 - Line Symmetric Traps (RF-71) #1

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $76

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Line Symmetric Traps (RF-71) #1 by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 8.5x7x6cm

Notes: Find both sections of the drawer. Made from keyaki and camphor. This was a 2020 Xmas present from the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes the original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 6182 - Secret Base (RF-18)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $341

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Secret Base (RF-18) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 9x9x7cm

Notes: Find the small and large secret compartments. This won First Prize in the 2008 Puzzle Design Competition. This was a Karakuri Christmas present from 2007. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 6183 - ONIGIRI (Rice Ball) (RF-17)

Est. value: $350

Winning bid: $416

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ONIGIRI (Rice Ball) (RF-17) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 23x11x12cm

Notes: Four secret compartments to find in the rice balls and plate. Made from walnut, berry, dogwood, ichii, and old katsura. This is the original version produced, with a much thinner and delicate "bamboo shealth" than the following (RF-17-2) release. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 6190 - Bento (Packed Lunch) (H-8)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $270

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Bento (Packed Lunch) (H-8) by Hiroyuki Oka


Packaging

Designer/Maker: Hiroyuki Oka

Box: 14x12x4cm

Notes: The bento box hides a secret compartment. Includes chopsticks and napkin. Made from zelkova, walnut, rengas, and beech. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 6193 - Drawer with a Tree (RF-70)

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $148

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Drawer with a Tree (RF-70) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 10x9x7cm

Notes: Open the drawer by correctly manipulating the top panels. The mechanism is similar to Iwahara's Box with a Tree. Made from keyaki, magnolia, and oak. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 6194 - Ashio Box ( SS-1)

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $340

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Ashio Box (	SS-1) by Shou Sugimoto

Designer/Maker: Shou Sugimoto

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Arrange the layered boxes to discover two secret compartments. Made from walnut and maple. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 6195 - Line Symmetric Traps (RF-71) #2

Est. value: $100

Winning bid: $65

Lot Closed

Line Symmetric Traps (RF-71) #2 by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 9x7x6cm

Notes: Find both sections of the drawer. Made from keyaki and camphor; one panel is tight, making it harder to find the solution. This was a 2020 Xmas present from the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes the original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 6196 - Expansion (new)

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $130

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Expansion (new) by Karakuri Creation Group

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Discover secret compartment; Inspired by Kamei's Expansion I (M-44-1). Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 6197 - Moon (KW-42)

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $210

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Moon (KW-42) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment; quick progress is easy, but then there is a real trick. Made from magnolia, walnu, and keyaki. This was a 2020 Xmas present from the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 6198 - Pyramid (KW-30-4)

Est. value: $300

Winning bid: $416

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Pyramid (KW-30-4) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Diameter: 9cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment; the mechanism is the same as the Pod (KW-30) but with a much more confusing shape and panels. Made from cherry, magnolia, purpleheart, and keyaki. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 6199 - Thaw (Dyedblack) (KW-2-2)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $274

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Thaw (Dyedblack) (KW-2-2) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 8x8x5cm

Notes: This is a remake of one of Kawashima's earliest designs. Find secret compartment, which contains a mounting slot for a ring or coin. Made from dyed cherry, etc. Includes original box.

 

Lot 6200 - Mini Diamond (KW-22)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $424

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Mini Diamond (KW-22) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment. Made from cherry and rengas. There is a very small flaw (white dot) in the finish on one edge. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 6226 - Visible 3-Ary Drawer (Ternary) (RF-60)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $255

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Visible 3-Ary Drawer (Ternary) (RF-60) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 8.5x7.5x7cm

Notes: Manipulate the sliding handles so that the hidden drawer can open. Made from walnut, wenge, padauk, and maple. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 6227 - Box with 5 Trees (RF-63)

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $200

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Box with 5 Trees (RF-63) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Slide the panels to find the secret compartment. Made from magnolia and movingui woods. This was a 2018 Xmas present from the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes the original box and copy of the original solution sheet.

 

Lot 6228 - Bean Bag Drawer 2 (RF-41)

Est. value: $200

Winning bid: $349

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Bean Bag Drawer 2 (RF-41) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 13x9x9cm

Notes: Open the drawer to find two compartments. Made from walnut, oak, maple, bubinga, and magnolia. This was a 2015 Xmas present from the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original box, hint card, and copy of original solution sheet.

 

Lot 6229 - Another Aquarius Drawer (Aquarius Drawer 2) (RF-57)

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $249

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Another Aquarius Drawer (Aquarius Drawer 2) (RF-57) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 13x7x6cm

Notes: Open the drawer to find two compartments. Made from raisin tree, padauk, magnolia, wenge, and keyaki. This was a 2017 Xmas present from the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original box, hint card, and copy of original solution sheet.

 

Lot 6230 - Bean Bag Drawer 3 (Cat's Bell) (RF-49)

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $259

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Bean Bag Drawer 3 (Cat's Bell) (RF-49) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 13x8x7cm

Notes: Open the drawer and find two compartments. Made from walnut, padauk, maple, and magnolia woods. This was a 2016 Xmas present from the Karakuri Creation Group. Includes original box, hint card, and copy of original solution sheet.

 

Lot 6278 - Confetto Box (RF-22)

Est. value: $175

Winning bid: $309

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Confetto Box (RF-22) by Hiroshi Iwahara

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Edge: 8.5cm

Notes: Find two secret compartments; finding one is easy, but the second is very tricky. Excellent fit and finish. Karakuri Christmas present from 2008, and honorable mention in 2009 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Made from padauk and shiuri cherry. Includes copy of original solution sheet.

 

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