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Kyoko Hoshino Mechanical Puzzles

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Kyoko Hoshino is a puzzle designer from Japan. She is a current member of the Karakuri Creation Group and has produced a number of popular Japanese Karakuri puzzle boxes incorporating fabric and woodworking. Beautiful!

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Many of Kyoko-san’s puzzles can be purchased at the Karakuri Creation Group.

Kyoko Hoshino Puzzles

A guide to the puzzles of Kyoko. (Please feel free to update on missing puzzles).

A Box in a Bag* Travel Pillow Hoshino’s Sewing Box
See a star and think Mail Box Snow Dance
The Picture-story show Button Box Twin Tub Washing Machine

*TheMetagrobologist most wanted. Do you have a copy to sell/trade? Email or PM us on our Facebook Page.


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Button Box by Kyoko Hoshino © Nick Baxter (Baxterweb)

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