Cleverwood presents Genuine Japanese Puzzle Boxes and
Kumiki Puzzles made by the master craftsmen of Hakone, Japan~
These high quality puzzle boxes are the real
thing - handmade in Japan by the master craftsmen themselves. These fine quality puzzle
boxes are rarely sold outside of the mountainous village of Hakone, Japan.
We have a large selection of Japanese Kumiki Puzzles
What does 'Sun' mean?
on any photo for more information about that item
International Orders are welcome!
Looking for a JPB we used to have but can't
find it? Check our Currently Sold Out Japanese Puzzle Box
Sun Size System
Sun is a traditional Japanese unit of measure to denote length.
1 Sun is about 30.3 mm or about 1.22 inches. This system is used to describe the
approximate size of Japanese Puzzle Boxes. Note that the sun system does not describe the
width or height, or the size of the inside compartment. These dimensions are given on the
web page for each box.
We consider 1 sun boxes
2, and 3 sun boxes to be small boxes.
4 sun boxes are medium size.
5 sun is the standard size.
6 sun is large,
and 7 sun is very large.
Each and every Japanese Puzzle Box we sell here at Cleverwood is personally inspected and tested.
We carefully examine the outside of the box using a magnifying glass and a strong
light. If the yosegi is chipped, if there is tear-out or uneven lacquer or a
host of other flaws, the box is rejected.
Then we open the box and check it for proper operation - smooth moves, not too tight,
not too loose, not warped. We count the number of moves. We examine the inside for cracks,
glue squeeze out, and other flaws. We make sure that boxes that are supposed to be signed
If all is well a Cleverwood personal
inspection tag is put in the box before it is closed and put back in its original
When you order Cleverwoods Japanese
Puzzle Boxes, you can be sure that you wont be disappointed. This is
especially important when you are buying a gift for a loved one at the last
minute. Order from Cleverwood with confidence! Read our Customer Comments.
another web site selling Japanese Puzzle Boxes deals with the quality issue:
We except (sic) returns for 30 days after purchase.
If the goods are defective or damaged please let us know what the problem is so we do not
restock the item.
Defective or broken items must be reported by email within 2 hours after
receipt of purchase.
So - you are their quality inspector! (And youd better be quick about it :-)
Everything you purchase from Cleverwood is guaranteed.
If you are not pleased with any item you purchase from us, you may return it (in new
condition) for exchange or a complete refund
All our items, including Japanese Puzzle Boxes, are guaranteed for 1 year
from the date you receive them. We will make any reasonable accommodation after 1 year at
Your satisfaction is our top priority.
How to care for Japanese
Guide to Japanese Terms