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 4197 - Pen Stand (TU-13)

Est. value: $100

Current high bid: $0

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Pen Stand (TU-13) by Fumio Tsuburai

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 20x8x7cm

Notes: Open the secret compartment; mechanism is stiff. The pen holder, and dark block on left are both loose. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4198 - String Box (TU-14)

Est. value: $100

Current high bid: $25

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String Box (TU-14) by Fumio Tsuburai

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 8x8x8cm

Notes: Open the trick box. This was a 2008 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4199 - String Box 2010 (TU-18)

Est. value: $100

Current high bid: $0

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String Box 2010 (TU-18) by Fumio Tsuburai

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: Open the trick box. This was a 2010 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4200 - String Box 2011 (TU-21)

Est. value: $100

Current high bid: $25

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String Box 2011 (TU-21) by Fumio Tsuburai

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 11x8x7cm

Notes: Open the trick box. Small, light scratch on top. This was a 2011 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4208 - Gift from Sea (E-3)

Est. value: $350

Current high bid: $160

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Gift from Sea (E-3) by Hiroshi Endoh

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Endoh

Roll: 12x7x7cm

Notes: Two sushi rolls and a knife to help you get inside them. Made of bubinga, dogwood, oak and cherry. Includes original box and solution sheet.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4209 - Rotation Box (CS-8)

Est. value: $150

Current high bid: $38

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Rotation Box  (CS-8) by Fumio Tsubarai / Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer: Fumio Tsubarai
Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 13x9x6cm

Notes: Starts out like a typical box, but then comes a very unusual rotation move. From the collaborative Creative Secret Box project of the Karakuri Group. Crafted from walnut and magnolia. Very slight gaps along side panels. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4216 - Mother Tree (CH-3)

Est. value: $50

Current high bid: $13

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Mother Tree (CH-3) by Karakuri Creation Group

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 15x10x5cm

Notes: One in the Chotta Karakuri series of simpler designs. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4217 - Little Tree (CH-4)

Est. value: $50

Current high bid: $0

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Little Tree (CH-4) by Karakuri Creation Group

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 7x7x5cm

Notes: One in the Chotta Karakuri series of simpler designs. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4218 - Star Night (CH-5)

Est. value: $100

Current high bid: $25

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Star Night (CH-5) by Karakuri Creation Group

Designer/Maker: Karakuri Creation Group

Size: 11x8x6cm

Notes: One in the Chotta Karakuri series of simpler designs; the bear is a separate magnetic piece that can stick to the outside of the box. Includes original box and solution card.

Source: Larry and Cathy Woodruff

 

Lot 4371 - Popping Up (CS-3-1)

Est. value: $125

Current high bid: $32

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Popping Up (CS-3-1) by Atsusi Katagiri and Hideto Satou / Tetsuo Miyamoto

Designer: Atsusi Katagiri and Hideto Satou
Maker: Tetsuo Miyamoto

cm: 14x8x7cm

Notes: The unique 5-move mechanism originally appeared in the Mechanism Box '98 (IPP18 from Katagiri). This version was made in 2003 as part of the collaborative Creative Secret Box project of the Karakuri Group. Crafted from walnut and magnolia; very sligth warping of top panel. Includes original box and solution card.

 

Lot 5059 - String Box (TU-14)

Est. value: $100

Current high bid: $0

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String Box (TU-14) by Fumio Tsuburai

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 7x7x6cm

Notes: Open the trick box. This was a 2008 Karakuri Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 5068 - Bean Bag Drawer 3 - Cat's Bell (RF-49)

Est. value: $100

Current high bid: $0

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

Designer/Maker: Hiroshi Iwahara

Size: 13x8x6cm

Notes: Goal is to open second drawer compartment. Movement is challenging. This was a 2016 Karakuri Club Christmas present. Includes original box, hint card, and copy of solution sheet.

 

Lot 5069 - Coin Bank(16) (TU-35)

Est. value: $100

Current high bid: $32

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Coin Bank(16) (TU-35) by Fumio Tsuburai

Designer/Maker: Fumio Tsuburai

Size: 11x7x7cm

Notes: Break into the coin bank. This was a 2016 Karakuri Club Christmas present. Includes original box and solution sheet.

 

Lot 5070 - Clown Fish (MY-28)

Est. value: $100

Current high bid: $27

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Clown Fish (MY-28) by Tatsuo Miyamoto

Designer/Maker: Tatsuo Miyamoto

Size: 11x6x6cm

Notes: Open the trick box. This was a 2016 Karakuri Club Christmas present. Includes original box and copy of solution sheet.

 

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