Imaginatorium Shop

Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Titles in stock:
1197
Around 2500 by special order

Welcome to the Imaginatorium Shop, now in our sixteenth 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
September 2018

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Monkey
1500 pieces (detail)
Zodiac animal for 2016

Feature of the month for September: Zodiac animals

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There is a Chinese zodiac animal for every year, in a 12-year cycle; next year will be the year of the Boar, and we will soon have those puzzles available. Meanwhile, this month's special offer features the animals from the last few years: Snake (2013), Horse (2014), Monkey (2016), Cockerel (2017), and Dog (2018). Sorry, none of the Ram puzzles (2015) left! An extra 15% discount off all of these in September.

(All special offers subject to current stock availability)

Calendar puzzles for 2019

2019 calendar puzzles... Update (22 August) The Disney calendars are now in stock! We also expect to see a Totoro puzzle, but no details yet.

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Latest additions

Peanuts puzzles — new titles

Latest fantasy puzzles

Latest Dragon Ball 1000-piece puzzles...

New tiny piece sizes from Epoch: prints by Alfons Mucha and the ukiyo-e masters...

More Hello Kitty puzzles

Latest additions to the One Piece range...

Thomas Kincade paintings – rural idylls and Disney scenes

At last! Pokémon puzzles...

Kiki's Delivery Service — new titles in smaller sizes

And more Ghibli characters...

And more...

Chit-chat

Brian Chandler

—August—

There has been a hiatus for some months now, in which we have hardly added any new puzzles; part of the reason being backend software problems. These are now largely resolved, so I am working on the backlog to add, and hope to get back to our previous figure of around 1200 puzzles in stock fairly soon. I am also working on a major upgrade, which will mean, among other things, long overdue bigger pictures.

We already have some new pages, featuring the American landscape artist Thomas Kincade, who in addition to landscapes of the world has been producing elegant scenes from Disney animations. I have also just added a range of puzzles of Pokémon characters: "Pocket Monsters", to give them their original full name. And there are other anime series to come, but if you have a favourite which you can't find in the puzzles, please just ask, and I will see what is available.

Another backend issue which can slow us down is maintaining the guides to manufacturer websites (on the Special orders page). Everytime a manufacturer's website gets redesigned, I have to repair all the links... recently both Appleone and Epoch did this. I have just restored the Appleone guide, and the Epoch one should follow shortly.

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.

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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...

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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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