Imaginatorium Shop

Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Titles in stock:
Around 2500 by special order

Welcome to the Imaginatorium Shop, now in our twelfth year!

From our base in Japan (here!), we send jigsaw puzzles anywhere in the world. Most of the hundreds of puzzles we have in stock feature oriental themes, but the high quality of Japanese-made puzzles (exquisite printing, really solid card stock, and clean cutting) also makes "reverse imports" highly desirable — puzzles of Peanuts, Disney, and lots of other Western characters popular in Japan. In general, if a puzzle is available in Japan, we can get it for you within a week or so - see the special orders page.

Puzzle of the month for
April 2015


Uyuni salt flats (detail)

Feature of the month for April

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April: Something different... an extra 15% discount off this selection of challenging puzzles

Still more puzzles in the Jumbo bargain sale at least 50% off... and still we'll be adding more from our collection of puzzles, usually returned from worldwide travel, with dented boxes. Full list of other special offers). (All special offers subject to current stock availability)

Latest additions

Lots more puzzles of the Ghibli classic Kiki's Delivery Service, in smaller sizes (150 micro to 500 pieces)...

New puzzles from artist Shu Mizoguchi, and now some favourites old and new are being released by Yanoman as small translucent plastic ("Crystal") puzzles:

Latest Americana puzzles by Jane Wooster Scott

New Peanuts puzzles

And more...


Brian Chandler


March 31st Well, we all have problems sometimes. Last night (30/31 March, Japan time) the website was unavailable for about 2 hours over a 4-hour period. This was due to some problem with the server at Pair Networks, and is (I believe) the first time we have had an outage on this scale in 15 years of their service. Server operation should now have stabilised, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Meanwhile, we are still having problems with Tenyo puzzle supply, the bad news being that many of the puzzles in the latest (December 2014) catalog are still not available, while the good news is that some of the puzzles deleted from the catalog are in fact available! So if you are looking for a puzzle that appears to have been deleted, feel free to ask and we will try ordering it.

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These deleted puzzles have all reappeared!

Putting problems behind us... I should now have the proper amount of time to devote to keeping everything up to date, and hope to be adding a significant number of new puzzles over the coming months, plus some improvements for usability. Please keep watching!

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About ordering

The details under each puzzle show the price, with approximate equivalents in US dollars, euros, and pounds sterling. Click "Buy this puzzle" to go straight to the checkout with a single puzzle, or "Add to basket" to carry on shopping. At the checkout, you can select the shipping method, then choose how you are going to buy the puzzle(s). If you have any questions or problems, just use the forms provided to ask, and we'll get back to you. Once we receive confirmation of a payment, we aim to despatch puzzles by the next working day.

PayPal (verified member) You do not need to create a PayPal account in order to make a payment; the total is in yen, but you will be charged in your 'home currency', and you will be able to check the final amount before confirming payment.

Credit cardseChecks
You can pay by major credit card, eCheck in the US,
and bank transfer in many countries.

As you can see in the pile of puzzles on the left, most of the writing on the box is in Japanese, so we also include printed details with each shipment. Click these thumbnails for descriptions...

(Sorry! You can't see the "pile of boxes", because your browser does not support the functions necessary.)
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