Hakone Maruyama Trick boxes


I sort of have a love affair with beautiful boxes and my friends and family know it. Recently, I received a couple of wonderful trick boxes from a new friend, Marcel. He ordered them for me from a company called Hakone Maruyama Inc.

Each of these trick boxes has a secret for you to discover in order to get it open. This brown one, in which they call “Small box 4”, took me about 20 minutes to crack.

It was very satisfying.


This lighter one is called “Small box 5” and it is devious.  It took me an hour and a half to open and it was worth every minute.

Over time, I definitely will be picking up a few more.

Thank you for the box, Marcel!