Akio Kamei is possibly the best-known designer of beautiful contemporary “trick” puzzle boxes in the world, and the founder of the Karakuri Creation Group (Karakuri means trick in Japanese) which is an organisation for Japanese designers and craftsmen that have pioneered puzzle box making.
Akio was born in Osaka, Japan in 1948 and been making Puzzles since 1972 when he started working at Yamanaka Wooden Puzzles. You can join the Karakuri Club at http://www.karakuri.gr.jp/creation/. Once a member you can choose the craftsmen whose puzzles you would like to receive and the site will give you advance notice of new items, a discount on the purchase price and a Christmas gift that is typically worth the cost of membership.
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Some of this designer and craftsmans puzzles are available at: Karakuri Creation Group.
Akio Kamei Puzzles
A guide to the puzzles of Akio Kamei.
|Barrel II||Box with a Ribbon III||Cassiopeia Ⅳ*|
|Double box||Dragon||Electric Circuit|
|Lotus Chest||Present Box||Rotary Box III|
|Solar Box||Spring Box III||Blank|
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