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Shiro Tajima

I was raised in Odawara Japan with Secret Boxes and Mosaic Boxes. When I was a boy, my grandfather bought me a Secret Box that took 4 ways to open. I was glad. But, more than that, I envied my big brother who was given one that takes 7 movements to open. I like products that we can hold in our hands. I'd like to make products that have unique motion, and ones that feel good to touch.

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Dona Dona (Not music box)
‚s‚i-15-3

Legs were added to the Christmas present of 2008.
The music box removed it and added a device newly.

 

Created : 09/2014

Size : 92~63~90 ‡o

Material : walnut, mizuki (dogwood)


Dona Dona (add legs)
‚s‚i-15-2

This is remade version of Christmas present of 2008. Legs were added to cow.
There is a music box inside.
The music is "Dona Dona" that was composed by "Sholom Secunda".
The legs are just a decoration.
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Created : 12/2008

Size : 92~63~90 ‡o

Material : walnut, mizuki (dogwood), music box


Reincarnation
‚s‚i-4-5

This version is remade.
The materials were changed.
The trick is the same.
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Created : 03/2012

Size : 81~81~81 ‡o

Material : walnut, rengas, movingui, katsura

Kuchinashi
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TJ-21

It is a Japanese chessboard.
The piece is only a knight. Please enjoy the game of go with the craftsman. The person watching must not say anything.
(This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2013.)

Created : 11/2013

Size : 105~114~90 ‡o

Material : katsura, birch

Flemin'

TJ-18-3

This version is remade of TJ-18. The size is larger than TJ-18. But storage space is smaller than TJ-18, because the construction is changed. This work has the same mechanism with TJ-18.

Created : 07/2013

Size : 69~69~69 ‡o

Material : birch

Uroboros

‚s‚i-20 This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2012.

Uroboros is an ancient symbol of a serpent or dragon who eats his own tail, symbolizing self reflexivity. Although he must feel pain by doing so, he is in a constant state of recreating himself, thus the circular shape.

Created : 11/2012

Size : 140~100~108 ‡o

Material : katsura

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Reincarnation (W)

‚s‚i-4-4

This version is remade.
The materials were changed.
The trick is the same.
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Created : 03/2012

Size : 81~81~81 ‡o

Material : cherry, walnut, katsura

Dragon wing

‚s‚i-19 This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2011.

In the pitch darkness of night you can hear the fearsome roar.
The dragon spreads open both of its wings and will fly away at any moment.
Is that it?
Its stomach looks too heavy to fly.
It's bound to fly some time in the big open sky.

Created : 11/2011

Size : 194~78~67 mm

Material : apanese raisin tree, walnut

Reincarnation

‚s‚i-4-3

There was the work "Recycling Box" that was made 10 years ago.
Craftsman wishes the revival from the big earthquake, and redesigned "Recycling Box" .

The original work had dynamic moving in first way, but it opened simple style.

In this new work, you can see dynamic moving when you open this box.
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Created : 06/2011

Size : 81~81~81 ‡o

Material : cherry, walnut, rengas, movingui, katsura

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TNK

TJ-18-2 This work has the same mechanism with TJ-18 Flemin'.

This work's motif is "Raccoon dog".
Raccoon dog is disguise as anything.
It is disguise as the box "Flemin'", but it forgets to hide its tail away.

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Created : 04/2011

Size : 65~65~65 mm

Material :  cherry, etc.

Flemin'

TJ-18 Go this way and that............

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Created : 06/2010

Size : 65~65~65 mm

Material :  cherry, etc.

The magic hat

TJ-17

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This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2010.

The Baron Rabbit comes out from the magic hat.
He came out without listening to what the magician said.

So, he lost his paws.
(You can't do magic by this hut, sorry.)

Created : 11/2010

Size : 90~90~130 mm

Material : katsura, walnut

W-O L  (Rengas)

TJ-9-2

This work is the large version of TJ-9 "W-O".

You can open the 4 small storage spaces with five moves.


Created : 7/2010

Size : 100~100~100 mm

Material : birch, rengas

W-O L  (Walnut)

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TJ-9-3

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This work is the large version of TJ-9 "W-O".

You can open the 4 small storage spaces with five moves.

Created : 7/2010

Size : 100~100~100 ‡o

Material : birch, walnut

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The tiger of carboholic

TJ-16

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This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2009.

This work, 'Tiger' must be made from the Japanese raisin tree. The nose was made from the material which remained after the chin was made. Walnut modeled the design of the tiger. Sometimes troubling procedures need to be omitted. In last year's 'Dona Dona' some troublesome procedures were omitted.was omitted. But it produced an unexpected effect.@Everything didn't turn out smoothly.

Created : 11/2009

Size : 90~65~72 mm

Material : apanese raisin tree, walnut, mizuki(dogwood), rengas, etc.

Dona Dona

TJ-15 This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2008. 2009 is the Year of the Ox, and this work was designed for that reason. There is a music box inside. The music is "Dona Dona" that was composed by "Sholom Secunda".

Created : 12/2008

Size : 92~63~65 mm

Material : walnut, mizuki (dogwood), music box

Cheese de chu

TJ-14 It was created as a Christmas Present for 2007. There is a little mouse on the mouth watering cheese. It has an interesting motion. How do you open it?

Created : 11/2007

Size : 90 x 70 x 53 mm

Material : shiuri cherry, walnut, etc.

Karakuri Sawing box

TJ-13 The theme of our exhibition was "Mother's Day". So, two trick boxes, "Pincushion" and "Spool" were designed with also a case.

Created : 5/2007

Size : 112 x 112 x 76 mm@iCasej
@@@@ 87 x 57 x 39 mm@ iPincushionj
@@@@ 80 x 57 x 23 mm@ iSpoolj

Material : Japanese raisin tree, chanchin, walnut, nigaki

Hoop

TJ-12 It was created as an Xmas Present for 2006. The appearance looks like a standard type pillbox. But, when you open it, it moves in unexpected ways. The designer gave priority to the "unexpected motion" rather than the inner space when he designed it. But, a little device was added in the final step to open it. Maybe it is easy to open. It takes 5 steps to be opened.

Created : 10/2006

Size : 78 x 62 x 61 mm

Material : shiuri cherry, walnut

Goblet secret

TJ-11-2

This is a "Goblet Secret Box" that was made of different wood.
The mechanism is same as the TJ-11. Only the material is different.

Created : 12/2006

Size : 120 x 54 x 74 mm

Material : chanchin, wendge, katsura

Goblet secret

TJ-11

This was made in the image of the Rubin's goblet (vase). It will be difficult for six days, coming and going... (it can be opened in 6 moves!)

Created : 1/2006

Size : 120 x 54 x 74 mm

Material : Lacewood, Wendge, Katsura

Free Dial

TJ-10 It was created as an Xmas Present of 2005. Actually in this tiny box is loaded the enchanted power! Try! Let's turn the red dial in the front of the box. What happened? Probably it will be fantastic things. You might have a romance, might receive a message from somebody that lives far off in the Universe, or...?

created : 12/2005

size : 70 x 66 x 63 mm

material F Japanese raisin tree, chanchin, walnut

W-Z

TJ-8-1 You can transform the cube into two shapes, 4 patterns. The mechanism is unlocked, and you can always transform it freely. The space inside is small and the craftsman doesnft recommend you to put it for practical use. He thinks that this work is a transformable object.

Created : 01/2005

Size : 90 x 90 x 90 mm

Material : Walnut, Japanese Cherry

W-Z

TJ-8-2 TJ-8-1 and TJ-8-2 have same mechanism, and were made of different material.

Created : 01/2005

Size : 90 x 90 x 90 mm

Material : Rengas, Japanese Cherry

W-O

TJ-9 The craftsman added some more locks to the W-Z, and designed this W-O. He modified the motion from the W-Z. You can open the 4 small storage spaces with five moves.

Created : 05/2005

Size : 90 x 90 x 90 mm

Material : Walnut, Rengas

the Hermit Crab Box

TJ-7 Small boxes come out from the box one after another. Enjoy the movement! It's difficult a little to find the first step, but you may it non-puzzle.

created : 07/2004

size : 100 x 100 x 54 mm

material :  kenponashi,  walnut, etc.

the Hermit Crab Box

TJ-7-2 The mechanism is the same as old one (TJ-7). Small boxes come out from the box one after another. Enjoy the movement! It's difficult a little to find the first step, but you may it non-puzzle.

created : 12/2004

size : 100 x 100 x 54 mm

material :  walnut, kenponashi,  etc.

the Hermit Crab Box

TJ-7-3 The mechanism is the same as old one (TJ-7). Small boxes come out from the box one after another. Enjoy the movement! It's difficult a little to find the first step, but you may it non-puzzle.

created : 12/2004

size : 100 x 100 x 54 mm

material :  katura,  walnut, etc.

the Hermit Crab Box (small)

TJ-7-4 This is a popular edition of the Hermit Crab Box. It has same system. It's a work one size smaller than TJ-7. The partition plate of the drawer was reduced. Maybe it's convenient to put any small articles into it. Only the color is different among the TJ-7-4, TJ-7-5, and TJ-7-6.

created : 10/2006

size : 80 x 80 x 40 mm

material :  walnut, kenponashi,  etc.

the Hermit Crab Box (small)

TJ-7-5 This is a popular edition of the Hermit Crab Box. Only the color is different among the TJ-7-4, TJ-7-5, and TJ-7-6.

created : 10/2006

size : 80 x 80 x 40 mm

material :  walnut, Rengas,  etc.

the Hermit Crab Box (small)

TJ-7-6 This is a popular edition of the Hermit Crab Box. Only the color is different among the TJ-7-4, TJ-7-5, and TJ-7-6.

created : 10/2006

size : 80 x 80 x 40 mm

material :  Rengas, kenponashi,  etc.

Monkey's Palanquin

TJ-6 This box was created in the summer 2003. On January 2004, he retired from a Yosegi company, and began to work alone. After that, this box is the first product of him. This looks like a traditional secret box, but you will be surprised to find the unique movement.

created : 04/2004

size : 129 x 89 x 63 mm

material :  walnut, rosewood, katura

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Secret box of STAR 1

TJ-5-1 All the 12 horns move, but you can't open it with 12 moves. It takes 28 moves to open. Can you open it?

created : 08/2001

size : 125x125x125mm

material : walnut, katura, etc.

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Secret box of STAR 2

TJ-5-2 All the 12 horns move, but you can't open it with 12 moves. It takes 28 moves to open. Can you open it?

created : 08/2001

size : 125x125x125mm

material : walnut, katura, etc.

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Solo 3

TJ-2-3 This is a developed Secret Box. A plate moves but, you can't solve with only that. You need to think of another way. (Only the surface design is different from Solo 4)

created : 04/2001

size : 85x85x85 mm

material : walnut, etc.

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Solo 4

TJ-2-4 This is a developed Secret Box. A plate moves but, you can't solve with only that. You need to think of another way. (Only the surface design is different from Solo 3)

created : 04/2001

size : 85x85x85 mm

material : walnut, etc.

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Whorl 2

TJ-3-2 This is a developed Secret Box. A plate moves. The motion is epoch-making, and different from traditional ones. The name gives you a big hint. (Only the surface design is different from Whorl 3)

created : 04/2001

size : 85x85x85 mm

material : walnut, etc.

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Whorl 3

TJ-3-3 This is a developed Secret Box. A plate moves. The motion is epoch-making, and different from traditional ones. The name gives you a big hint. (Only the surface design is different from Whorl 2)

created : 04/2001

size : 85x85x85 mm

material : walnut, etc.

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Recycling Box 1

TJ-4-1 You can move Six arrows little by little.

Finally you can open a box inside.

created : 08/2000

size : 80x80x80 mm

material : nigaki, walnut, etc.

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Recycling Box 2

TJ-4-2 You can move Six arrows little by little.

Finally you can open a box inside. (This is the same as "TJ-4-1".)

created : 08/2000

size : 80x80x80 mm

material : oak, walnut, etc.

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Quartet 1

TJ-1-1 I combined 4 cubic secret boxes. They move up and down or side to side. The movements are related to each side. Finally you can open each 4 lids on the top.

created : 03/2000

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Quartet 2

TJ-1-2 I combined 4 cubic secret boxes. They move up and down or side to side. The movements are related to each side. Finally you can open each 4 lids on the top.

created : 03/2000

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Solo 1

TJ-2-1 This is a cubic secret box. You can open it using 10 movements.

created : 03/2000

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Solo 2

TJ-2-2 This is a cubic secret box. You can open it using 10 movements.

created : 03/2000

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Whorl

TJ-3 You can slide the plate as a whorl, or in a circular motion.

created : 03/2000

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