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Fumio Tsuburai

I have worked in fields such as electronics, machinery, painting, woodcraft. So, I tend to use "high-tech" mechanisms when I make Karakuri. But a lot of "high-tech" makes us tired. "Low-tech" is easygoing. So, I'll make "low-tech" Karakuri products that are interesting and enjoyable.

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Kintaro@oh! NO.
TU-37
This work was designed for an exhibition that theme is gStoryh.

In an area near Odawara you can see Mt. Ashigara.
Mt. Ashigara is the hometown of Kintaro.
To whom does this belong?


Created : 04/2017

Size :@260~160~40 mm

Material : walnut, keyaki (zelkova), mizuki (dogwood)

 



COIN BANK(16)
TU-36
This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2016.

This year's Christmas present is "COIN BANK". The same theme as last year.
I want to make other COIN BANKS in the future with different mechanisms.


Created : 10/2016

Size :@70~70~110 mm

Material : padoauk, bubinga, magnolia

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When you wish upon a star!

TU-35

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

Have you ever star gazed and silently made a wish?


Created : 03/2016

Size :@145~145~150 mm

Material : walnut, magnolia

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COIN BANK (15)
TU-34

This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2015.


Ifve always liked uncertain movements and made those kinds of products. However, this Christmas present has a different mechanism.


Created : 10/2015

Size :@90~85~55 mm

Material : padoauk, magnolia

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Convex and dent combination
TU-33

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

Itfs made to look like the convex and dent will match but may actually not.

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Created :03/2015

Size :@100~100~70@mm

Material : padoauk, bubinga, magnolia

Top iUj

TU-32

This work was made for KPH4.
I made this version lighter and smaller and itfs also easier to rotate.

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Created :2014

Size :@100~100~200@mm

Material : Chinese mahogany,mizuki (dogwood)

Secret Tray

TU-31

This work was made for KPH3.
I made it with the image of a daily necessity.

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Created : 2013

Size :@165~117~85@mm

Material : nato, ebony

String Box (2014)

TU-30

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This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2014.


The structure of the mechanism is simple.
However, it was difficult that adjusted it and I had a trouble to made it.
The principle of how to open is simple, but you need the hang to open it.@Let's enjoy it!
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Created : 09/2014

Size :@105~65~65 mm

Material : nato

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Karakuri Omikuji

 (Karakuri sacred lottery)

TU-12-2 If a red line appears, you can open it.

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Created : 08/2014

Size :@53~60~160 mm

Material : nato

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Fortune-telling pencil
TU-29

It is sometimes open by rolling it.
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Created : 2013

Size :@53~60~140 mm

Material : mizuki(dogwood), nato
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Japanese clogs

TU-28 This work was designed for an exhibition that theme is gNostalgich.

When I was young, I wore a pair of wooden Japanese clogs.
I remembered that and made this work.
When I wore a new pair of clogs for the first time, they were painful and difficult to use.
This difficulty is also how to open it.

Created : 04/2014

Size :@160~130~110 mm

Material : mizuki(dogwood), Chinese mahogany, nato
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 2013 String Box

TU-27

This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2013.
The string box for this year did not open accidentally, due to its complicated operation. Will I try a structure that it is easily opened next year?
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Created : 10/2013

Size :@115~115~70 mm

Material : nato

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Slightly strange 4steps secret box

TU-26

It looks simple, but in fact, it is difficult.
I wanted to make such a works.

This work was designed for the exhibition "Heartbeat".

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Created : 05/2013

Size :52~61~120 mm

Material : Chinese mahogany, magnolia

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String Box 2012

TU-25 This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2012.

It was discovered that last yearfs work was simple to open. I apologize as I did not know this when I made it. I devised this yearfs work not to open accidentally.

Created : 09/2012

Size :100~100~60 mm

Material : Chinese mahogany

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Money box "TAMARU"

TU-24 This work was designed for an exhibition with the theme of "living".

I thought I should put a trick in a simple, daily necessity. Such a thing then becomes humorous and pleasurable.
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Created : 03/2012

Size :82~82~82 mm

Material : Chinese mahogany

WAO

TU-23 It seems to be difficult for it to open out, but you can easily open when you obtain the knack.

Created : 06/2011

Size :170~175~155 mm

Material : walnut, keyaki(zelkova), magnolia
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String (Treasure) Box

TU-22 The work which was made to exhibit, "All Japan Wooden Crafts Competition" at Odawara Hakone wooden goods fair 2010.

Created : 03/2010

Size :105~100~105 mm

Material :senn(castor aralia), magnolia
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String Box 2011

TU-21 This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2011.

Ifve thought about using string in a karakuri box, but wondered what kind of thing it would look like.  This year I finally made something with the string, but itfs not as perfect as I would like.
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Created : 09/2011

Size : 80~112~70 mm

Material : Chinese mahogany

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Campfire

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TU-20 The theme of this work is " Forest".
This is campfire.
When I was young, I often camped in forest.

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Created : 02/2011

Size : 105~105~95 mm

Material :  walnut, magnolia, senn (castor aralia)
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KARAKURI YOHKAN

(Japanese cake)

TU-19 "YOHKAN" is a traditional Japanese dessert.
It is made from bean jam and gelatin
The YOHKAN is poured into bamboo stalks and then thickens as it cools.
It looks like the real "YOHKAN".
But, don't cut open the bamboo stalk to eat this crafty treat!
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Created : 01/2011

Size : 60~45~180 mm

Material :  magnolia, senn(castor aralia), bamboo sheet

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String Box 2010

TU-18 This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2010.

The beads are the hint to opening this box.
You can open this box by using the string.
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Created : 11/2010

Size : 108~75~60 mm

Material : keyaki ( zelkova ), string, etc.
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Chocolate Cake

TU-17

The first chocolate cake I made didn't look delicious. It was so
difficult to make the cake look delicious.

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Created : 04/2010

Size : 80~62~51 o

Material : walnut, hiba, maple


String box PartU

TU-16 This work was designed as a Christmas present for 2009.

If you suffer from Hay Fever, your nose and eyes become itchy.
These gesture became the mechanisms.
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Created : 11/2009

Size : 121~91~80 mm

Material : walnut, strings
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Pollinosis( Hay Fever )

TU-15 If you suffer from Hay Fever, your nose and eyes become itchy.
These gesture became the mechanisms.
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Created : 02/2009

Size : 100~110~140 mm

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

String Box

TU-14 Usually, we can't open the cover. As you know, you can see two ribbons. You can pull the ribbons freely. When you pull the two ribbons in a special way, you will be able to open the cover.

Created : 10/2008

Size : 70~70~62 mm

Material : oak

Pen Stand

TU-13

This box can be opened in 3 movements. But it might not be so easy without the solution.

Created : 05/2008

Size : 85 x 200 x 150 mm

Material : walnut, keyaki (zelkova), magnolia

Karakuri Omikuji (Karakuri sacred lottery)

TU-12

This is one of the works that were developed for the cause of the concept to "make works associated with Odawara and Hakone". There are various Shinto shrines in Hakone. Karakuri and gsacred lotteryh were connected.
Usually, you must use intellect to open our Karakuri works, but, this only requires luck!

Created : 02/2008

Size : 60 x 53 x 150 mm

Material : maki

gJust a minute.h

TU-11 It has 3 moves. But, you need a special device to open the lid. The title of the work is a hint.

Created : 09/2007

Size : 90 x 90 x 100 mm

Material : Magnolia, Walnut




Back of Mother
TU-10

This work is gKarakuri Boxh and it is gKarakuri Ningyo (automata)h. It was designed for an exhibition with the theme gMotherfs dayh. The one seated in front is the Mother. A shoulder massage might help her to unlock the drawer.

Created : 05/2007

Size : 140 x 190 x 200 mm

Material : senn (castor aralia), walnut, keyaki (zelkova), mizuki (dogwood)

Flower Car

TU-9 There are a lot of flowers on the car. The flowers express the craftsmanfs great thanks to his mother. Of course there is a storage space in this work. In any case, it is first of all a wheel which must move.

Created : 04/2007

Size : 110 x 250 x 220 mm

Material : walnut, zelkova

Where Do You Find Happiness?

TU-8

It seems like a standard box with hinges, although it isn't. The key to opening this lies in the hinges. Once you know the answer it's very easy to open.

Created : 01/2006

Size : 175 x 95 x 70 mm

Material : Walnut

Lucky Heart No.3

TU-7

This too is a heart, but the model is that of a human's heart. What do you do when your heart stops? This is the key to opening the box. You have 2 sticks, how do you use them?

Created : 01/2006

Size : 100 x 110 x 60 mm

Material : Walnut

Lucky Heart No.2

TU-6

Cupid's arrow hit your heart, but since you can't open the box easily maybe the placement was wrong. Please correct the target on the heart.

Created : 01/2006

Size : 140 x 90 x 60 mm

Material : Walnut

Lucky Heart No.1

TU-5

This is a box with a written oracle. If you are lucky, you will win. On the other hand, you have to win to open the box!

Created : 01/2006

Size : 100 x 90 x 60 mm

Material : Walnut

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ROLL BOX

TU-4 There is a small ball inside, and you can hear it. At first, you have to find the place of the ball. And then? (You need to practice a little to open.)

Created : 08/2001

Size : 130x115x100mm

Material : walnut, persimmon tree

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Crush Box

TU-3 We can "crush" and open the drawer.

Created : 08/2001

Size : 175x130x120mm

Material : walnut, persimmon tree

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Panel X 2

TU-2 There are 6 panels. When you move a panel, you can open a drawer part way. And when you move the other panel, you can open the drawer perfectly.

Created : 08/2000

Size : 105x105x105 mm

Material : keyaki, walnut, etc.

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Free Step Type 1

TU-1 One time it slides just a little. If you believe that it's openable, you can try to slide 4 plates little by little. Finally you can open the two drawers.

Created : 03/2000

Size : 85x85x85mm

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