Designer: Osanori Yamamoto

This puzzle measures: 60 mm x 60 mm x 60 mm

Material: Purpleheart

Kevin Sadler wrote about it:

“This gorgeous gem of a puzzle by Osanori Yamamoto is simply stunning made here from Purpleheart. I have previously bought and solved this in April where it was an extra puzzle that I chose to “make up the postage” from Japan! Osanori’s version was a gorgeous creation and Pelikan have lived up to the same very high standards. When I bought the original, Osanori-san told me how pleased he was because it was his favourite puzzle. The original was sent out as an assembly puzzle but this one arrived already assembled. Either way, it is a fun puzzle to explore. If you are good at assembly then it might be a good idea to get someone to dismantle it for you before you play. It consists of 3 rings of wood that are interlocked and inserted into slots in the cube with one at 90º to the other 2. When disassembling it the sequence it is fun that you cannot see the shape or how the rings are interacting inside the cube. The sliding of the pieces over each other shows off the extreme precision that this has been made with. Having taken it apart, leave the pieces scrambled for a while and then try it as an assembly puzzle The solution took me only about half an hour but again a lovely aha! moment made better by the silky smoothness of the pieces and how they glide over each other. I could see why this was one of Osanori-san’s favourite puzzles. It is delightful. Another piece of Japanese puzzling heaven.”