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 6122 - New Secret Box I (NS-1)

Est. value: $60

Winning bid: $45

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New Secret Box I (NS-1) by Akio Kamei / Karakuri Creation Group


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Designer: Akio Kamei
Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Edge: 8cm

Notes: Six moves to open secret box. This the same mechanism as Kamei M-38-1. Includes original information card and solution.

 

Lot 6123 - New Secret Box II (NS-2)

Est. value: $65

Winning bid: $56

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New Secret Box II (NS-2) by Akio Kamei / Karakuri Creation Group


Open

Designer: Akio Kamei
Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Edge: 8cm

Notes: 12 moves to open secret box. Includes original wrapping, information card and solution. This the same mechanism as Kamei M-38-2. Dent top edge of front panel (see photo).

 

Lot 6124 - Crush Box (TU-3)

Est. value: $250

Winning bid: $848

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Crush Box (TU-3) by Fumio Tsuburai


Inscription

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 17x13x12cm

Notes: Subtle movement allows you to open the box drawer. Made from walnut and persimmon; minor surface wear. Bottom panel is inscribed "I.P.P. in Hakone" (see photo); Tsuburai says this was a unique gift, not for sale.

 

Lot 6125 - Card Case Karakuri (Plane) (G-4)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $137

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Card Case Karakuri (Plane) (G-4) by Yukio Ogura

Designer/Maker: Yukio Ogura

Size: 24x8x6cm

Notes: Use the natural movement to make a business card appear out of the wood plane. There are other ways to make the card appear, so this is more of a nice demonstration piece than an actual puzzle. Includes storage area for extra cards. This is a slight modification of the original 2005 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes copy of the Christmas solution sheet.

 

Lot 6147 - Pod Yin and Yang (KW-30-7)

Est. value: $350

Winning bid: $630

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Pod Yin and Yang (KW-30-7) by Hideaki Kawashima

Designer/Maker: Hideaki Kawashima

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Find the secret compartment, with very unusual panel movement. Made from cherry, magnolia, maple, and red heart. Includes display stand, original box, and solution card.

 

Lot 6148 - In a Cage

Est. value: $250

Winning bid: $265

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In a Cage by Shiro Tajima

Designer/Maker: Shiro Tajima

Size: 7.5x5x5cm

Notes: Remove the box from the cage. Winner of jury honorable mention in 2017 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet. It is possible to jam the puzzle after solving; take care to return to starting position using the solution sheet.

 

Lot 6149 - 3D Box (K-20)

Est. value: $150

Winning bid: $160

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3D Box (K-20) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Size: 7x7x7cm

Notes: Small secret compartment. This was Akio Kamei's IPP16 Exchange puzzle. Includes original box.

 

Lot 6150 - Small Box 2 (M-24-2)

Est. value: $125

Winning bid: $425

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Small Box 2 (M-24-2) by Akio Kamei

Designer/Maker: Akio Kamei

Edge: 4.5cm

Notes: Open the small trick box; made in keyaki. This was the Karakuri Club Xmas present from 1999. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

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