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Hideaki Kawashima

Since my childhood, I liked making things. In university I studied direction of space.
But I couldn't forget about how I loved making things. As a result, I came to the world of wood craft.
I would like to make a product which has wood expression by resting on geometry.
I hope that my products make many people enjoy conversations with one another.

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pyramid
KW-30-4

The regular dodecahedron puzzle box that I wanted to make since becoming a karakuri artisan has finally been completed.
It was finally completed by accumulation of knowledge and technology on machinery, edged tool and jig.
The movement is the same as "pod" (KW-30).It was a structure developed for this work.
This has less hints than "pod", so it will be much more difficult.

Created : 01/2017

Size : 93x93x93 mm

Material :@cherry, magnolia, purpleheart, keyaki(zelkoba)



TWIN 4
KW-31

This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2016.
Continuing from last year, it is a work conscious of Mr. Okiyama's twin box (YO-2).
The movement is simple, but how to open the lid is tricky.
There are three storage spaces in all.

Created : 10/2016

Size : 60x60x111 mm

Material :@magnolia, keyaki (zelkova), walnut

pod@(k)

KW-30-3 This work was designed for Karakuri Puzzle Party in Hakone 2016.


The surface material were changed from KW-30-1.
The trick is same.
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Created : 07/2016

Size : 62x62x62 mm

Material :@cherry, magnolia, maple, karin

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pod@(p)

KW-30-2 This work was designed for Karakuri Puzzle Party in Hakone 2016.


The surface material were changed from KW-30-1.
The trick is same.
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Created : 07/2016

Size : 62x62x62 mm

Material :@cherry, magnolia, maple, purple heart

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KW-30-1 This work was designed for Karakuri Puzzle Party in Hakone 2016.
This work is compilation of my techniques that I acquired for 8 years.
It takes over 20 moves to open.

Created : 07/2016

Size : 62x62x62 mm

Material :@cherry, magnolia, maple, walnut

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Accessory box
for KPH6

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KW-29-3 I made it as a souvenir of "KPH6".
Yosegi in the surface is Yosegi I made for the first time.
This is a little more difficult than Accessory box(KW-29-1).
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Created : 07/2016

Size : 60x60x50 mm

Material :@cherry, purple heart, maple

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Accessory box
 (Karakuri Club limited edition)
KW-29-2

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The accessory box made with crepe grain maple.
It's made with an ordinary maple next time.

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Created : 04/2016

Size : 60x60x50 mm

Material :@magnolia, maple(crepe), etc.

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Accessory box
KW-29-1

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This is a simple accessory box.
Originally, this work was designed as a Christmas present.
Chanchin is a soft wood. So please handle it gently.

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Created : 04/2016

Size : 60x60x50 mm

Material :@magnolia, chanchin, etc.

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Planet with a Ring ‡U
KW-28

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This work was designed for an exhibition that theme is gSpaceh.

This work's motif is Planet with Ring I.
The planetary ring is hampering the lid from opening.
To open the box you will need to remove the planetary ring without force.
This work has a small storage space for a ring.

Created : 03/2016

Size : 130x130x125 mm (Box with a stand ) @
        130x130x98 mm (Box only)

Material :@magnolia, cherry, maple,  walnut, perple heart

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Planet with a Ring ‡T
KW-27
This work was designed for an exhibition that theme is gSpaceh.

This work's motif is the planet Saturn.
When a work is put on a stand, it's the same axial tilt as Saturn.
A planetary ring makes you puzzled.
This work has two small storage spaces for rings.

Created : 03/2016

Size : 121x112x95 mm (Box with a stand ) @
        121x121x67 mm (Only box)

Material :@magnolia, cherry, maple,  walnut, zebrawood

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KW-18-2

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This is the deluxe edition which has double the surface wood.
The movement is the same.


Created : 02/2016

Size : 86~86~86 mm

Material :@magnolia, cherry, maple, walnut, purple heart, keyaki (zelkova)

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TWIN 3
KW-26

This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2015.

I admired Mr. Okiyama's Twin Box so much I designed this one myself. A mechanism is connected with the surface decoration. There are a lot of lids, so please pay attention when returning them to their proper place.

Created : 11/2015

Size : 60~60~110 ‡o

Material :@magnolia, oak, keyaki (zelkova), purple heart

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HALF (J)
KW-25-2 This work was designed for an exhibition that theme is g2h.

This work has been developed as a popular edition to Jigsaw Cube.
This newer version is about half the size of the original Jigsaw Cube and the movements are different.


In (J), how to open is the same as (D). Because the surface designs are different you may feel that (J) is more difficult than (D).
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Created : 02/2015

Size : 90~90~55 mm

Material :@cherry, magnolia, walnut, keyaki (zelkova)

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HALF (D)
KW-25-1 This work was designed for an exhibition that theme is g2h.

This work has been developed as a popular edition to Jigsaw Cube.
This newer version is about half the size of the original Jigsaw Cube and the movements are different.

In (J), how to open is the same as (D). Because the surface designs are different you may feel that (J) is more difficult than (D).


Created : 02/2015

Size : 90~90~55 mm

Material :@cherry, magnolia, rengas, keyaki (zelkova)

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Duet
KW-19-3 It was changed the outside plates for exhibition.

The design of the surface is same as "XY", but the movement is same as conventional "Duet".

Created : 01/2015

Size : 100~100~100 mm

Material :@cherry, magnolia, maple, padoauk, walnut

Jigsaw Cube

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KW-24

The surface of this box has a characteristic design.
The material of the surface is cherry wood, but it looks like two colors in the reflection of the light. If you rotate it in the palm of your hand youfll be able to gaze at the colors.
The movement is simple, but a lot of time and effort was spent making it.

Created : 01/2015

Size : 80~80~80 mm

Material :@cherry, magnolia

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Ring Box 3

KW-23

This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2014.

The purpose is the same as Ring box(KW-17),Ring box 2(KW-20).
I made this with every mischievousness, but mechanism is simple.


Created : 10/2014

Size : 60~60~44 ‡o

Material :@cherry, karin, cloth, etc.

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Mini Diamond
KW-22

This work was designed for Karakuri Party in Hakone 2014.
The mechanism is very simple.
I placed the diamond so that the grain of wood would look most beautiful.

Created : 08/2014

Size : 72~72~72 ‡o

Material :@cherry, rengas

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Twin-lens reflex camera

KW-21 This work was designed for an exhibition that theme is gNostalgich.

This work was modeled after a Twin-lens camera called, "Lubitel 1", that I bought 10 years ago.
Although this camera was made in the 1950s, it still functions, and a photograph can still be taken.
This work needed a lot of round and spherical shaped parts, which I did solely by myself, so I was very nervous.
I would prefer never to remake this work again.
The nameplate was colored after carrying out the laser processing.
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Created : 3/2014

Size : 89~95~139 ‡o

Material :@walnut, cherry, maple, keyaki (zelkova)

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Duet

KW-19-2 This is a remake of KW-19.
The surface design is different.
This Yosegi is purposely-built.
The movements are the same.

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Created : 10/2013

Size : 100~100~100 ‡o

Material :@cherry, magnolia, walnut, maple, etc.

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Ring Box 2

KW-20 This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2013.
The purpose of almost all karakuri boxes is to open a lid. However, the goal of this box is to take the ring off of the box. Although the mechanism is different, the purpose is the same as KW-17.
** I have not done any checking of movements other than accessories. It may be impossible to remove it according to the form of the ring.
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Created : 11/2013

Size : 62~62~46 ‡o

Material :@silky oak, cherry, cloth, etc.

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Duet

KW-19 Two boxes were connected by the internal structure.
Although two structures are well alike, it is a mirror copy mutually.
...Probably, it will be more interesting for structure to be in sight.
Please enjoy imagining an inner structure.

Created : 09/2013

Size : 100~100~100 ‡o

Material : cherry, magnolia,  maple, karin

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‚w‚x

KW-18 This work was designed for Karakuri Party in Hakone 2013.
Surface design and movement synchronize.
The technique of "tongue and groove joints" are used for surface parts.
Distortion and shrinkage have been reduced by this technique.

Created : 03/2013

Size : 86~86~86 ‡o

Material : magnolia,  maple,  walnut, etc.

Ring Box (W)

KW-17-1 This is a ring box.
Please take the ring out of the box.
You may propose to your love using this work.
However, no matter what the result may bring, I can't take responsibility.
*You may be unable to store the ring inside if the form of the ring is special.

This work was designed for the exhibition "Heartbeat".
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Created : 03/2013

Size : 62~62~51 ‡o

Material : walnut, cherry, cloth

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Ring Box (K)

KW-17-2 This work was designed for an exhibition theme of "palpitate".
I made the ring box.
Please take the ring off from the box.
You may propose (or as a present) using this work.
However, no matter what result it may bring, I can't take the responsibility.
*It may be unable to store, if the form of a ring is special.

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Created : 03/2013

Size : 62~62~51 ‡o

Material : ancient keyaki(zelkova), cherry, cloth

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Loop   (This is NOT box..)

KW-16

This is NOT a box.

I tried to make this work by continually moving the mechanism.
There is no lid.
This work's mechanism is the same as a loop.
Please enjoy the mechanism.


Created : 01/2013

Size : 96~96~96 ‡o

Material : magnolia, cherry, maple, wendge, keyaki(zelkova), walnut

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KEY BOOK

KW-14-2 This is a remake of KW-14.
The surface design is different.
It was made less complex by getting rid of one design.
The movements are the same.


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Created : 04/2012

Size : 160~110~44 ‡o

Material : cherry, maple, katsura, rose wood, etc.


TWIN 2

KW-15 This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2012.

This box is twins' box. Unlike last year, they are close.
You will be troubled with this work, if you are used to my past Christmas present.

Created : 04/2012

Size : 72~72~72 ‡o

Material : magnolia, keyaki(zelkova), walnut, maple

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KEY BOOK

KW-14 This work was designed for an exhibition that theme was "living".


I had wanted to make this work, since joining the Karakuri creation group. If you find clues, this puzzle is not difficult. There is no magnet contained in this box, so your magnetic cards can also be stored safely. The surface lines are done by laser processing.
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Created : 04/2012

Size : 160~110~44 mm

Material : cherry, maple, katsura, etc.

Triskele

KW-12-2 I remade KW-12. The surface design and a part of lid were changed.

 The movements are same.

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Created : 03/2012

Size : 77~77~77 ‡o

Material : magnolia, cherry, wendge, zebra wood

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Twin

KW-13 This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2011.

They are bad twins of relations.
One side interferes with another side.
Kobushi magnolia (surface white plate) is soft wood, please treat gently.

Created : 10/2011

Size : 72~72~72 ‡o

Material : walnut, kobushi magnolia, magnolia

Triskele

KW-12

I made only 25 pieces for the exhibition.
The movements were not until now my works.
When you open this box for the first time, please take care about the surroundings.
If I made this next time, the surface design will change.

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Created : 10/2011

Size : 72~72~72 ‡o

Material : birch, magnolia, wendge, oak
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M-Box

KW-11

This work is a design with deja vu. Please do not beat bottom plate. All plate have dummy movement, and it takes 6 move to open.
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Created : 08/2011

Size : 72~72~72 mm

Material : magnolia, keyaki(zelkova)

CUBE KW2 mini

KW-10 This is small size CUBE KW2 (KW-9). The movement is same.

The production time and accuracy were demanded.
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Created : 08/2011

Size : 60~60~60 ‡o

Material : cherry, cucumber tree, purple heart
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CUBE KW2

KW-9 This work is a deluxe edition of the Karakuri Cube series.
I enlarged the cubic edge by 12 millimeters.
I made a completely new structure and storage space.
The movement and the storage space are new to the Karakuri Cube series.
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Created : 05/2011

Size : 72~72~72 ‡o

Material : cherry, purple heart, cucumber tree

Three-cornered deadlock

KW-8 Three cubes are connected.
It is impossible to separate them.
One of joining plates is the key.
If you slide the 1st step plate of one box, you can not open the other two boxes.
It takes 38 (8+7+8+7+8) moves to open all the lids at the same time.

This box is completely different from Snake Cube(KW-6).
I developed completely new mechanism.

Created : 04/2011

Size : 148~148~148 mm

Material :  magnolia, cherry, walnut, maple

Three-cornerd deadlock
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KW-8-2

I remade KW-8. Simplification of an internal structure and a surface design were changed. The movements are same.


Created : 08/2011

Size : 148~148~148mm

Material : magnolia, cherry, walnut, keyaki(zelkova), maple

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RL

KW-7 This box is my first mechanical piece. However the movements are
easier. To avoid the problem of humidity affecting the moving parts,
some of the inside parts have been painted with lacquer.

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Created : 02/2011

Size : 114~114~114 mm

Material :  magnolia, shiuri cherry, wendge, maple

Snake Cube

KW-6

This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2010.

The title of this box "snake" comes from the coloration of this box.I chose the best pattern and the best mechanism from many combinations.


Created : 10/2010

Size : 72~72~72 mm

Material : walnut, maple, angsana

Cube KW

KW-5

I made this puzzle as a souvenir of the International Puzzle Meeting
Hakone.
This work is an improved version of the Karakuri Cube series.

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Created : 6/2010

Size : 60~60~60 mm

Material : agathis, maple, rengas

Rose 2-1

KW-4-2-1

This is a remade version of KW-4 "Rose" that was designed for the exhibition
at Matsuya Ginza 2010.
The mechanism is the same, but the rotations are different.
The design of the petals were changed and the stand was abolished.
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Created : 9/2010

Size : 65~65~65 mm

Material : shuri cherry, karin, magnolia

Rose 2-2

KW-4-2-2

This is a remade version of KW-4 "Rose" that was designed for the exhibition
at Matsuya Ginza 2010.
The mechanism is the same, but the rotations are different.
The design of the petals were changed and the stand was abolished.

The material was changed from KW-4-2-1 (Rosewood).

Created : 9/2010

Size : 65~65~65 mm

Material : shuri cherry, rose wood,magnolia

Rose 2-3

KW-4-2-3

This is a remade version of KW-4 "Rose" that was designed for the exhibition
at Matsuya Ginza 2010.
The mechanism is the same, but the rotations are different.
The design of the petals were changed and the stand was abolished.

The material was changed from KW-4-2-1 (mizuki (dogwood)).

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Created : 9/2010

Size : 65~65~65 mm

Material : shuri cherry, mizuki(doogwood), magnolia

Rose 2-4

KW-4-2-4

This is a remade version of KW-4 "Rose" that was designed for the exhibition
at Matsuya Ginza 2010.
The mechanism is the same, but the rotations are different.
The design of the petals were changed and the stand was abolished.

The material was changed from KW-4-2-1 (purple heart).
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Created : 9/2010

Size : 65~65~65 mm

Material : shuri cherry, purple heart, magnolia

Rose

KW-4

I chose gRoseh as the motif for the exhibition at Matsuya Ginza.
The theme of the exhibition was gSweetsh.
I feel the sweet atmosphere in the Rose.
It isnft difficult to open.
Please enjoy this.
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Created : 4/2010

Size : 65~65~65 mm

Material : shuri cherry, maple, walnut, magnolia

Regular octahedron secret box
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KW-3 This work was originally made as a Christmas present for 2009.
It's shaped as a regular octahedron, but it has the base of a cube.It isn't difficult to open.But be careful not to tip the item which is inside.You won't understand which is the top or bottom of the box until you take the lid off.

Created : 11/2009

Size : 115~115~115 mm

Material : walnut, maple, shuri cherry, katsura, camphor tree

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Thaw

KW-2 It was designed for the exhibition theme of "spring".
The motif is a snowy crystal.
The device is very simple.
When a thaw comes, ...?

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Created : 2/2009

Size : 88~77~50 mm

Material : rose wood, shiuri cherry,maple

Regular dodecahedron box (turntable)

KW-1 It looks like a Regular dodecahedron. But, the box's basic mechanism is a cube. There are 6 faces on the cube. We can turn the 5 plates in order. When you turn them in the correct way, you can open the other face that is the cover. But, when you move it in the wrong way, it takes about 20 moves!

Created : 10/2008

Size : 100 x 100 x 100 mm

Material : Teak

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