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Tatsuo Miyamoto

My father made trick products in his job. And I also have made trick products ever since I started my woodwork. I made a trick cigarette case with a wooden dog, "the classical disk music box", "the phonograph", "a street organ", and many others. I'd like to create a Karakuri music box, and other unique products.

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Refrigerator

MY-23 This work was designed for an exhibition that theme is gNostalgich.

I took apart an unused freezer we had at our house in 1955.
I remembered that and made miniature furniture.

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Created : 04/2014

Size : 110~86~150 o

Material :@oak, magnolia

Pirates box

MY-22


This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2013.
In September, 2013, the Sekisyo Karakuri Art Museum opened in Hakone.
There is a pirate ship wharf on the side wall of the art museum.
I was inspired by the mural so decided to make a pirate box this year.


Created : 11/2013

Size : 120~90~75 o

Material :@ash, katsura

Urashima

MY-21

This was made in the image of the old Japanese tale of "Urashima Taro".
I hope that young children will enjoy it.

This work was designed for the exhibition "Heartbeat".
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Created : 01/2013

Size : 127~86~80 o

Material :amur corktree, etc.

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A Chance Meeting

MY-7-5

This work is the same as MY-7-4.
It is now slightly bigger.


Created : 01/2013

Size : 88~88~78 o

Material :Oak, Purple Heart, etc.

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Sunflower

MY-20

This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2012.

My wife loved sunflowers.
She asked me to make a box with sunflowers. But because I thought that it was difficult to make a flower as a mechanism, I did not make it.
However, I was finally able to make it.
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Created : 04/2012

Size : 92~92~90 o

Material :walnut, keyaki, karin

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Disk case

MY-19

This work was designed for an exhibition that theme was "living". Seemingly there are just three drawers.
However c .
A CD or DVD goes inside.

Created : 04/2012

Size : 178~182~193 o

Material :walnut, padoauk

Pump

MY-18 This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2011.

In the Meiji era, "a pump for arms" and "steam pumps" for firefighting were imported by the U.K.

This is a box based on the structure of the "pump for arms".

Created : 12/2011

Size : 130~70~110 o

Material :cherry, rosewood

Tipsy

MY-17

This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2010.

The theme for this work is gDrunk Japanese Fathers" .
After an evening of drinking late with other company employees, Fathers often bring home some kind of food or snack for their families. A common food is sushi.

Created : 11/2010

Size : 120~120~57 mm

Material :cherry, walnut, etc.

Romantic Cake
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MY-16

The theme was gSweetsh.
But I donft usually eat sweets, so it was difficult for me to chose the motif.
This cake looks delicious, doesnft it?

Created : 4/2010

Size : 85~85~80 mm

Material : chanchin, kastura, purple hearttsura

Clamp

MY-15

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This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2009.
The Christmas presents for 2007 and 2008 were "Hinge" and "Latch".
Those works were made as a series of tools.
An image of Yosegi plates were put between the tool "clamp".

Created : 11/2009

Size : 124 X 80 X 81 mm@

Material : oak, walnut, rengas

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My Youth

MY-14

This is a school uniform.
This was made with the memories of starting school, graduating and
reuniting with classmates.

Created : 04/2009

Size : 161 X 116 X 40 mm@

Material : walnut, katsura

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Latch

MY-13 This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2008.
This is a work that has a shape of a latch. His 2007 year's Christmas present was a hinge. Both of them are metal fittings. He tried to make a series of metal fitting works. He tried to make them as realistic as possible.

Created : 11/2008

Size : 120~60~90 mm

Material : oak, walnut

Japanese Toolbox

MY-12

This is a pen case. The motif is a traditional Japanese style toolbox for carpenters. There are also some tools made of wood inside. How do you open the box?

Created : 05/2008

Size : 240 x 73 x 55 mm

Material : amur corktree, etc.

Odawara Lantern

MY-11

This is one of the works that were developed for the cause of the concept to "make works associated with Odawara and Hakone". The motif is "the Odawara Lantern" which has been used for a long time in the Odawara area. It isnft difficult to open. When you play with it, the form of the lantern changes interestingly. You can use it as an accessory case.

Created : 02/2008

Size : 87 x 77 x 170 mm

Material : mizuki (dogwood), shiuri cherry, walnut

MY-10 It was created as a Christmas Present for 2007. The motif is a hinge of a door. There are 2 spaces inside the box. Each space is similar and different in the way they open. It's a little different kind of work, but not difficult to open. This level of difficulty is also good for Karakuri beginners.

Created : 11/2007

Size : 100 x 100 x 53 mm

Material : oak, walnut, etc.

Family

MY-9 The family was expressed by this karakuri box. It consists of two boxes and a smaller block. These are a mother, a father and a child. The three pieces make movements that connect with each other. Can you find two storage spaces? Imagine the love of family as you try to solve the puzzle.

Created : 5/2007

Size : 125 x 60 x 120 mm

Material : walnut, katsura, karin

Fortune Cards

MY-8 It was created as an Xmas Present for 2006. You can see a spade on the box. But, you might think a heart mark is more suitable for gfortuneh rather than spade. The motion is simple. But the mechanism is complex. The designer had been a trick box craftsman, not a Yosegi (inlay) craftsman. But this time, he tried Yosegi works for the first time. He was given advice by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya.

Created : 11/2006

Size : 117 x 78 x 45 mm

Material : katsura, shina, purple heart

A Chance Meeting

MY-7

This work is composed of three parts; the lower box, the top heart and the 3-leaf clover with three hearts. The lower part does not open freely and the top heart looks a bit lonely. In the middle, the 3-leaf clover composed of 3 hearts is the same as the heart on top. Maybe people who are quick to understand have already noticed the answer. But can you move the devices as you think? I hope your own gChance Meetingh will come to you soon!

Created : 1/2006

Size : 85 x 85 x 75 mm

Material : Oak, Purple Heart

A Chance Meeting

MY-7-2 It's a same work as the MY-7.
Only how to put away the first leaf is different.
You can push the edge of the leaf.

Created : 10/2006

Size : 85 x 85 x 75 mm

Material : Oak, Purple Heart

A Chance Meeting

MY-7-3 It's a same work as the MY-7.
Only how to put away the first leaf is different.
You can push the edge of the leaf.
The color of the middle layer is different.

Created : 10/2006

Size : 85 x 85 x 75 mm

Material : Oak, walnut, Purple Heart

A Chance Meeting

MY-7-4 It's the same work as MY-7. The only difference is in how to put away the first leaf. You can push the edge of the leaf. The middle layer is wood inlay.

Created : 04/2008

Size : 85 x 85 x 75 mm

Material : Oak, Purple Heart, etc.

Contrary Card Case

MY-6 It was created as an Xmas Present of 2005. The appearance is standard case with a cover. But of course, you can't open it through only putting up the cover. "Just putting up" is wrong. If so, what way do you think it opens? Is this too big a hint? Add to this, when you touch the orange colored panel on top, you can find another device. Maybe it is difficult to see with your eyes. It's a box that has an opposite way to open.

created : 10/2005

size : 110 x 76 x 60 mm

material F walnut, rengas

Petit Heart

MY-5 This is a new heart-shaped work. This work is composed of 2 boxes. When you put the 2 boxes at correct position, you can unlock the boxes. This work is different from MY-1 Secret Heart.

created: 11/2004

size: 90 x 90 x 45 mm

material: lengas, mizuki

Kuru Kuru Heart

MY-4-1 It's a pretty work. "Kuru Kuru" means "round" or "revolve". As the name, it rounds and you can make a shape of heart. Through this motion, you can open the lid. It isn't difficult. It takes 4 moves to open.
(It's different from the "MY-1 Secret Heart.")

created : 09/2003

size : 160x40x40 mm

material : walnut, others

Kuru Kuru Heart

MY-4-2 It's a pretty work. "Kuru Kuru" means "round" or "revolve". As the name, it rounds and you can make a shape of heart. Through this motion, you can open the lid. It isn't difficult. It takes 4 moves to open.
(It's different from the "MY-1 Secret Heart.")

created : 09/2003

size : 160x40x40 mm

material : keyaki, others

Kuru Kuru Heart

MY-4-3 It's a pretty work. "Kuru Kuru" means "round" or "revolve". As the name, it rounds and you can make a shape of heart. Through this motion, you can open the lid. It isn't difficult. It takes 4 moves to open.
(It's different from the "MY-1 Secret Heart.")

created : 09/2003

size : 160x40x40 mm

material : nato, others

3 brothers

MY-3-2 This is a remade version of the g3 brothersh. This work is composed of 3 drawers. All 3 drawers are needed to open one drawer. Small pins are set to pile up the drawers in order. The mechanism is the same as the MY-3. But, the MY-3-2 doesnft have music boxes.

created : 12/2007

size : 140 x 150 x 165 mm

material : walnut, keyaki, dogwood, rengas

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3 brothers

MY-3 This product is composed of 3 drawers. When they are apart, you can't open at all. You need 3 drawers to open. How do you open? When you open the drawer, you can listen to the music box. (Excuse me to change the surface design.)

created : 08/2001

size : 175x130x120mm

material : walnut, tamo, etc.

Walk of Ladybug

MY-2-2 This is an improved product of MY-2.  The veins of a leaf was added.

Created : 5/2007

Size : 145x140x70 mm

material : Japanese oak, karinn, walnut, etc.

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Walk of Ladybug

MY-2 There is a ladybug on a leaf. Please move the ladybug from start to goal, along one course that you must find.  After that, you will be able to unlock the drawer.

created : 03/2001

size : 200x150x30 mm

material : Japanese oak, karinn, etc.

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Secret Heart

MY-1 When the two boxes are combined, you can hear the sound of the music box. You can open the secret box at the same time.

created : 03/2000

size : 145x140x70 mm

materials : walnut, dogwood

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