3 Sun 7 Step Koyosegi / Kuzushi

3 Sun 7 Step Koyosegi / Kuzushi

3 Sun 7 Step Koyosegi / Kuzushi This box opens in 7 steps. The design is Traditional Yosegi (top and bottom panels) and Kuzushi pattern on the sides. The “sun” in the name is a Japanese form of measurement.  Each “sun” is approximately 3 centimetres in box length.  The more steps in the name – the harder it is to open the box.  The last part of the title is the name of the pattern displayed on the box. Dimensions: Approx. 8.5 cm x 6.3 cm x 4.5 cmSolution in included.  Comes in a pressboard gift box.

The simplicity of the puzzles is misleading. Although the concept is quite simple – finding the pieces and repairing them together – an amazing level of mental activity is required to complete the necessary steps to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are necessary to achieve what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to a general pattern. More importantly, solving puzzles is great work for the brain and can have therapeutic benefits.

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