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Osamu Kasho

Prior to making Karakuri Boxes, I was making wooden tumble doll and music boxes.
I also have experience making creative musical instruments and accessories.
I desire to make products that have an impact and something lovely to hold in the hands. Based on the combination of wood and the shape of the structure of the widget, it often happens that motifs such as animals float. I cherish playfulness as I work on my products.

1981DBorn in Kumamoto Prefecture
2010DTake the work of woodworking in Odawara city
2012DParticipated in Karakuri Creation Group
2015DThe 8th All Japan Wooden Crafts Competition Silver Award
2016DThe 9th All Japan Wooden Crafts Competition Incentive Award

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Sleep Lion




(Front view)
OS-15

This work was designed for Karakuri Puzzle Party in Hakone 2018.

The lion is sleeping. He might wake up in the process of opening this box. Please enjoy watching his face change with every step. There is an inner lid after you open the first lid. It has another trick to open each one.

Created : 09/2018

Size(box body) : 112~110~91 mm
Size(storage part) : 42~23~24 mm

Material : walnut, mizuki (dogwood), keyaki (zelkova), magnolia, rose wood

 



Small box "Mosaic"
OS-14


I made this as a souvenir for "KPH8".
There are so many types of "Secret boxes" in Hakone.
I created a new moving pattern, I think.

Created : 07/2018

Size(box body) : 90~54~50 mm
Size(storage part) : 51~34~24 mm

Material : walnut, magnolia, yosegi

 




bus stop


(Back style)

Open!


OS-13

 

 

This work was designed for an exhibition that theme is gTravelh.

This work was made with the image of travelling on a bus at night. The first step is easy to find. How about the next step? The movement is dynamic and there is plenty of storage space in spite of being a Karakuri box.

Created : 03/2018

Size(box body) : 140~90~108 mm
Size(storage part) : 122~72~32 mm

Material : walnut, maple, Japanese torreya, chanchin,cherry, mizuki (dogwood)

 



Baby whale
OS-12

 

 

This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2017.
I remade The Whale as a Christmas present.
Its solution is different from the previous Whale.
You can peek inside its mechanism after the first move. This is a great hint!
It's still smiling.


Created : 10/2017

Size : 102~62~46 mm

Material : walnut, mizuki(dogwood), maple

 



On the ocean
OS-11

 

 

A ship floating on the ocean. I put a steel ball in this mechanism. This steel ball will roll around inside and when it stops at the right point the box will open. It has to be tilted like a ship being carried and maneuvered on the water. This has a high level of difficulty to open. Please maneuver the steel ball carefully as you try to open it.
Do not put this work in or near water.


Created : 08/2017

Size : 141~79~96 mm

Material : American black cherry, mizuki (dogwood), wendge, magnolia

 



The wolf from Grimm

 
(Strage Part)

OS-10

 

This work was designed for an exhibition that theme is gStoryh.


The wolf with a big belly is sleeping. Do you know this story? He
swallowed something.
I wonder what in the world is inside.


Created : 04/2017

Size : 157~68~60 mm

Material : walnut, maple, cherry, magnolia

 



Clock + 4 steps secret box

OS-9-2

 

This is remade version of OS-9.
The design of number plate was changed.

Created : 07/2017

Size : 84~77~91 mm

Material : cherrywalnut, kaya, maple, karin, magnolia, acrylic board

 





Clock + 4 steps secret box
OS-9

 

I combined a clock with traditional 4 steps secret box.
I hope you enjoy this secret box as part of your daily room interior.
Please open and set the battery first.

Created : 11/2016

Size : 84~77~91 mm

Material : cherrywalnut, kaya, maple, karin, magnolia, acrylic board

 



Pelican
OS-8

 

This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2016.


I wanted to make a box in the shape of a pelicanfs head. Of course, the head is the lid. The yellow and white timbers matched beautifully well together.

Created : 10/2016

Size : 106~60~75 mm

Material :Japanese torreya, mizuki (dogwood), walnut, cherry

 



Rocket
OS-7

 

This work was designed for an exhibition that theme is gSpaceh.

A rocket flies into outer space.
I wanted to try making a rounded shaped karakuri box.
It was challenging shaping the movable work on a wood lathe.

 

Created : 03/2016

Size : 145~75~75 mm

Material :chanchin, maple, walnut,magnolia

 



Panda
OS-6

 

This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2015.

This is panda.  The nose rotates around, so you can enjoy making different facial expressions.

 

Created : 11/2015

Size : 96~57~55 mm

Material :Japanese torreya, magnolia, karin

 




Whale
OS-5

 

This work was designed for an exhibition that theme is g2h.

Whale. You can open it if you can make it smile.
I used 2 different colored woods to make it look like a whale.

Created : 03/2015

Size : 82 x 125 x 75 mm

Material :walnut, mizuki (dogwood)

 

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Tequila

OS-4

 

This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2014.

Don't worry. This cactus has no prickly spines.
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Created : 11/2014

Size : 77 x 77 x 134 mm

Material :Japanese torreya, magnolia, karin

 

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Trike

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OS-3

 

This was designed in the image of a motorized tricycle. However, the front wheel is locked. Can it move?
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Created : 09/2014

Size : 110 x 69 x 90 mm

Material : cherry, walnut, mizuki (dogwood), karin

 

Old TV

OS-2

 

 

This work was designed for an exhibition that theme is gNostalgich.

An old TV receives broadcasting reception through an antenna.
Do you remember the age before remote controls? We had to actually walk to the TV and turn the round knob in order to change the channel.


Created : 12/2013

Size : 84 x 160 x 90 mm

Material : cherry, walnut
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Chi-co

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OS-1

 

 

This puppy is getting very big.
Itfs already sticking out of itfs dog house.
And it's still growing!.

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Created : 12/2013

Size : 84 x 160 x 90 mm

Material : cherry, walnut


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