Philosopher's Box


Philosopher's Box

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Five different pieces separate in surprising ways to reveal two matchbox-sized storage areas.
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Origin Japan
Dimensions 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 Inches
Material Wood (Magnolia, Walnut)
Difficulty Beginner

This colorful Japanese puzzle box invites you to ponder two questions: "How come things come apart?" and "Can we ever put them back together again?" The puzzle features several surprising mechanisms and eventually separates into five different pieces to reveal two separate storage areas, each about the size of a matchbox.

Made from a combination of walnut, chanchin, oak, magnolia, maple, and rose wood, this "Philosopher" edition of Osamu Kasho's Bara Bara Box is adorned with an adorably intricate little figure crafted by Kobo Alp.

Another whimsical puzzle challenge from one of our favorite Japanese puzzle designers and craftsmen, Bara-Bara Box:Philosopher will keep good company with Alchemist, Skyscraper and Ripple Out (also created by Kasho).

Handmade in the Hakone Mountains of Japan. Extremely limited quantities.

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Return Policy

We will gladly offer a refund or store credit in exchange for any items returned within 30 days of the original order, as long as the items are still sealed in new condition. We cannot accept returns of opened or used items. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer.


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