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What is ki-gu-mi

ki-gu-mi is a wooden puzzle that can be easily assembled. Please enjoy making, decorating, and using them.

Environmentally friendly products. Easy to assemble. A great gift idea.

3Steps to Assembly

1: Remove the parts.
2: Assemble
3: Complete

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姫路城 / Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle is a Japanese castle located in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture. The main buildings such as the castle tower and turrets built in the early Edo period still exist and are designated as National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties. In addition, the inside of the middle moat, including the main part of the castle, is designated as "Himeji Castle Ruins" as a special historical site of Japan. The castle is also on UNESCO's World Heritage List and has been selected as one of the 100 best castles in Japan. It is also known as Shirasagi Castle (白鷺城, Shirasagi-jō, Hakuro-jō).


A Bird's Eye View of Himeji Castle Old Maps


Himeji Castle in Spring

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Number of Pieces: 371 
Estimated production time: 3 to 8 hours

Please note that there are personal differences.

Product size: 185x167x160㎜

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Present day Nihonbashi (Tokyo)

日本橋 / Nihonbashi Bridge

The name "Nihonbashi" as a wide area name refers to the entire area of the former Nihonbashi Ward in the northern part of Tokyo's Chuo Ward. From the Edo period, the area represented the downtown area, the center of merchant culture, as opposed to the uptown area lined with samurai residences. In Tokyo, there are many towns with relatively short histories such as Shinjuku and Shibuya, but Nihonbashi is one of the few areas with a history and tradition dating back to the early Edo period. The center of the bustle is along Chuo-dori, located on the west side of the former Nihonbashi district.

There are many long-established commercial facilities, including Japan's oldest department store, Mitsukoshi Nihombashi, and Japan's largest wholesale district is formed in Higashi Nihombashi, Nihombashi Yokoyama-cho, and Nihombashi Bakuro-cho, which are located in the northeastern part of the Nihombashi area and along the former Oshu Kaido. The fish market was located in this area until it collapsed in the Great Kanto Earthquake and was later moved to Tsukiji as the Tsukiji Market, and has been responsible for food distribution in Tokyo since the Edo period.


"Nihonbashi in the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido"

   by Utagawa Hiroshige.


1920  Nihonbashi (Tokyo)

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Number of Pieces: 74
Estimated production time: 30 to 60 minutes

Please note that there are personal differences.

Product size: 210x148x53mm

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New Year's ring-entering ceremony for yokozuna at a shrine

Sumo wrestler shows Unryu-style in dohyo-iri ceremony

横綱 雲竜型 / Yokozuna Unryu Style

Sumo originated in Japan, the only country where it is practiced professionally, where it is considered the national sports. It is considered a gendai-budo, which refers to modern Japanese martial arts, but the sport has a history spanning many centuries. Many ancient traditions have been preserved in sumo, and even today the sport includes many ritual elements, such as the use of salt purification, from Shinto(神道).

Life as a wrestler is highly regimented, with rules regulated by the Japan Sumo Association. Most sumo wrestlers are required to live in communal sumo training stables, known in Japanese as heya, where all aspects of their daily lives—from meals to their manner of dress—are dictated by strict tradition.The yokozuna ring-entering ceremony was originally performed as a ritual to pray to the gods. In the Unryu style, the left hand is placed near the chest and the right arm is extended during the “seriage” , the lifting of the  hips after the yokozuna’s four-step stance. It is an “offensive and defensive style ”combining both offense and defense, with a single knotted rope loop. It is said to have originated with the 10th yokozuna Unryu Hisakichi.

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Unryu Hisakichi is the most famous sumo wrestler.