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Akio Yamamoto Mechanical Puzzles

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Akio Yamamoto is a famed Japanese puzzle designer, responsible for many of the Cast Puzzles in the popular Hanayama series. He has been making disentanglement, co-ordinate motion and a range of mechanical puzzles from the age of twenty.

Designer Information

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Some of this designer and craftsmans puzzles are available at: Puzzlemaster.

Akio Yamamoto Puzzles

Akio has produced some great puzzles, of which many are below (Please feel free to update on missing puzzles).

Braided Leather 96 Cast Amour Cast Baroq
Cast Claw Cast Dolce Cast Helix
Cast Radix Cast Reef Cast Seabream
Cast Seahorse Cast Shark Cast Starfish
Cast Vortex Coral and Sweet Cube
Large Amour Marine Series Coral Marine Series Crab
Marine Series Fin Marine Series Penta Marine Series Tai
Marine Series Tails Naked Secret Box Slideways Interlocking burr**

*TheMetagrobologist most wanted. Do you have a copy to sell/trade? Email or PM us on our Facebook Page.
**Slideways Interlocking burr (with Ray Stanton)


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