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Anime and characters : Studio Ghibli - My neighbor Totoro - Kiki's delivery service - Evangelion - Suzumiya Haruhi - One Piece - Dragon Ball - Naruto - Gintama - Rage of Bahamut - Sailor Moon - Hello Kitty - Manga
Western art : Classics - Mucha - Alice - Americana - Anne of Green Gables - Moomins - Peanuts - Ellenshaw - Gonzalez - James Coleman - Garmash - Disney
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Welcome to the Imaginatorium Shop, now in our fourteenth 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.
by Chinese artist Song Qijin
Dragons by various artists (in quite a range of colours, too!) in styles from ancient to modern — with an extra 15% discount off these puzzles throughout June.
(All special offers subject to current stock availability)
Smaller puzzles from our long-selling artist, Kayomi (her family name is Harai: you can write the names in either order)
More fun: new Peanuts puzzles, and a cartoon from Shinji Yamamoto...
New fantasy puzzles — and some reissues in different sizes
Latest Sailor Moon puzzles...
Latest Teppei puzzles — painting with light
Latest Sanrio puzzles: Hello Kitty, Kiki and Lala
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...?)
—Recent news (May)—
We have had a notification from the Post Office that some rates will rise on 1st June. (This is the first time for such a change since we started operating 14 years ago!)
(7th June) I have updated the EMS charges, which are the only changes to affect checkout calculations. The minimum weight step has been raised from 300g to 500g, and then there is a flat increase per package of 300–500 yen (depending on zone). This is a big increase for a single (very) small puzzle, but for larger orders EMS is still a very good deal: it's fast and tracked, and we can pack everything in a single carton. (For SAL and Airmail "small packet" rates, we have to split into packages not over 2kg, equivalent to two 1000-piece puzzles.)
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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.
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.
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.)
If you're an enthusiast who would like to share in marketing in other languages, please contact me.
The Shop is only part of my website, the Imaginatorium - I hope you will have time to explore some of the other pages!