5 Sun 10 Step Kaminari – Fuji

5 Sun 10 Step Kaminari - Fuji

5 Sun 10 Step Kaminari – Fuji Made with a picture of Mount Fuji on one side of the box and a delicate flower on the other side, this beautifully made Japanese puzzle box requires 10 moves to open.  This box come in a gift box and includes the solution. Crafted and stamped by the designer. 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.

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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