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Yoshiaki Hirano Mechanical Puzzles

Puzzle Designers and Craftsmen

Yoshiaki Hirano is a retired puzzle salesman, performer and designer/collector from Japan who sold puzzles for over 30 years in Akihabara, Tokyo in a simple sales kiosk. He produced a wide range of mechanical puzzles including dexterity, paper-puzzles and colour tiling puzzles.


If you have information on this puzzle craftsman, or images on variations of his puzzle, please feel free to get in touch.

A puzzle, demonstrated by Yoshiaki Hirano.



Yoshiaki Hirano Puzzles

A guide to the puzzles of Yoshiaki Hirano.

Passage (S&G) Triple Cast ABC Hirano Arrow thru Heart in Bottle Puzzle
Puzzle Jam

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