Take-Apart - Mechanism Box '98

Mechanism Box '98 - Closed
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Mechanism Box '98 - Open
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Designer:Atsushi Katagiri
Craftsman:Atsushi Katagiri

Although the surface of this box is not covered with yosegi marquetry like most Japanese trick boxes, its beauty is in its mechanism. As can be seen in the bottom photograph, it finally opens like most Japanese trick boxes, but getting to this point is not at all what you would expect. All the normal sliding moves seem to work, but ...