Shutter Puzzle Box


Shutter Puzzle Box

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This rare treasure features seven exotic woods, a captivating visual mechanism and a hidden secret.
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Origin Japan
Material Wood
Difficulty Intermediate

We discovered this beautiful puzzle while traveling through the mountains of Hakone, Japan. We were already impressed with the seven exotic kinds of wood used in the construction but when we saw the top slide open, our jaws dropped. The rotating mechanism reminded us of a camera shutter or a blooming flower. Turns out, the designer, Hiroshi Iwahara, was inspired by robot anime and the spiraling metal doors that led to a secret base. If you decide to invest in this collector's item, you may notice a rattling sound even after you think you've opened the box. Well, that's just a little extra treasure still waiting to be discovered... Remember, this puzzle box was inspired by a "secret base."

Handcrafted from shiuri cherry, katsura, oak, walnut, padauk ancient katsura, and keyaki(zelkova). Extremely limited quantities.

Shipping & Returns

Our products ship through a privately owned climate-controlled warehouse in San Diego, California.

We offer a variety of shipping methods from budget-friendly to price-doesn’t-matter. You can compare estimated costs and transit times once you begin the checkout process and enter your shipping address. Carrier options may vary based on your destination.

We strive to pack and ship all items within 24 hours of each order (Monday through Friday). However, we are a small team so during peak holiday season we kindly ask that you allow 3-5 days for your items to be sent on their way. Every box shipped from Art of Play is expertly packed by actual human beings (you can see their names written on your package slip). Everyone in our warehouse is paid a fair wage and treated with respect.

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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