Imaginatorium Shop
Holiday season

Official last posting dates on the Japan Post website. These are guidelines, not guarantees, so please order as early as possible, and choose EMS shipping to be certain of delivery before 25th December.

Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Titles in stock:
1199
Around 2500 by special order

Welcome to the Imaginatorium Shop, now in our fifteenth 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
December 2016

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Geisha dream
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Another Haruyo classic

Feature of the month for December: Haruyo classics

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Classic Haruyo kimono paintings are December's feature: an extra 10% discount off all puzzles on the main Haruyo page

(All special offers subject to current stock availability)

Calendar puzzles for 2017

20% off!

Only a few of the Chocolate shop Disney calendar left now: 20% extra discount, but order quickly!

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2017 — Year of the Cockerel

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Latest additions

More Ghibli favourites in translucent plastic pieces...

New Beverly translucent puzzles: the edge pieces form a frame, and the set includes a plastic stand

Latest Peanuts puzzles: some in new sizes (a 3000-piece at last!), and others reissued in "compact" packages, the puzzle itself absolutely unchanged...

More coming soon!

Latest One Piece anime puzzles...

And more...

Chit-chat

Brian Chandler

—June—

This is not the place for political discussion, but surely everyone will have seen the announcement that the UK is to leave the European Union. The immediate effect of this, of course, is that the pound sterling has fallen by 5% or so, making everything imported into the UK more expensive. Unfortunately, this is not all: by a bizarre quirk of the modern "science" of economics, any big event like this, whether notionally "good" or "bad", and in whatever country, means that the yen also goes up. So overall, I'm afraid prices go up by 5-10% just about everywhere. (Did you know that the Japanese national debt is something like 20 years worth of tax revenue, and every year if the government makes a budget to spend 2 squillion yen, it raises 1 squillion in tax, then prints the rest. I wonder how long the current situation will last...?)

Read more of these blog entries

Mural

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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Finally...

The Shop is only part of my website, the Imaginatorium - I hope you will have time to explore some of the other pages!

 
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