Take-Apart - Ninomiya Box #1

Ninomiya Box #1 - Top
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Ninomiya Box #1 - Bottom
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Designer:Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Craftsman:Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

The box shown here is not terribly complicated, but the craftsmanship is unbelievable. Each end contains a sliding section that is undectable with the naked eye. Unlike most Japanese trick opening boxes in which the first move is to slide one of these sections, this box begins by sliding one end down before the section will move. You just have to "believe" that it is there. Same for the other end.