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Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

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On this page: Request form - Guides to online catalogs: Apollo-sha - Appleone - Artbox - Beverly - Epoch - Road (no website) - Tenyo - Yanoman - Miscellaneous

Looking for other puzzles? We can now order any currently available puzzles, and this page is here to help you find them in the manufacturers' online catalogs. Note: by default, the external links on this page open in the same window.

Request form

Please use the following form, giving as much information as you can: ideally a manufacturer name and catalog number, or a link to the web page where you found a puzzle. Once we have identified a particular puzzle you want, it should not normally take more than two or three weeks to obtain, often less.

You must write something in the 'Message' box; otherwise all fields are optional, but the more information you give, the more likely it is that I'll be able to help.

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You should receive an automatic confirmation by email, almost immediately. If you do not, please check that you entered the correct email address, and resubmit if necessary.

Apollo-sha

Main puzzle links on the Apollo website now redirect to Epoch, but other Apollo products, including children's puzzles and block puzzles remain on the website here: http://www.apollo-sha.co.jp/

There is a large range of Educational toys: here is a list of the main links - you will need to experiment with clicking the coloured links at the bottom of the second level pages (which are all images, so machine translation services are no help, unfortunately). Please ask if you are looking for specific children's puzzles, for example for learning hiragana or katakana.

Panorama puzzles (three-panel simple puzzles) - Children's puzzles (click the piece counts, from 10 to 63)

(Updated May 2017)

Appleone

The Appleone website is here: www.appleone.co.jp. Check for updates: Latest puzzles (by month).

You can start from the top level puzzle index, but it is probably easier to start from one of the following links. Each leads to a page for a topic or artist, with a selector for piece count at the top. (For example, '1000ピース' means "1000 pieces".) There are up to twenty puzzles on each page, and you can step through the pages with the navigation at the bottom (e.g. '1 2 3 >>').

The small numbers in parenthesis show the approximate number of puzzles in each category. (These are not updated in real time, and may be inaccurate.)

Japanese art

Ozuma Kaname (2) - Kazumi (6) - Takeuchi Hakuga (6) - Ishikawa Mari (2) - Taki Keisetsu (19) (Buddhist figures with warm words) - Auspicious pictures (4) - Other traditional (3)

Illustration

Shu Mizoguchi (44) - Iwasaki Chihiro (6) - Fujishiro Seiji (23) - Fantastic collection (55) (Scenes of time gone by) - Andres Orpinas country cottages (4) - Janet Kruskamp (7) - Aimee Stewart (4) - Adrian Chesterman (1) - Jon Rattenbury (1) - Robert Finale (1) - Viktor Shvaiko (1) - Tanikawa Hiroyuki (4) - Playful art by Reina Sato (9) - Watanabe Mieko (4) - Afu (5) - Colin Thompson (4) - Classic paintings (2) - The heavens (2)

Photographs

Mt. Fuji (1) - Rest of Japan (6) - World scenery (5)

Flowers

Fortune flowers (2) - Flowers (6) (photographs)

Miscellaneous puzzles

Easy puzzles (2) - Children's puzzles (2) - Easy puzzles (8)

Puzzle features

The Appleone website was redesigned in 2018, and the icons previously used to indicate special effects have disappeared. There are currently only text descriptions; here is a list of the main ones:

(Updated September 2018)

Artbox

The Artbox website is here: https://www.ensky.co.jp. There are now two index pages. The first, "Puzzle topics", has a list of all the characters appearing, unfortunately not in any obvious order (they are arranged in Japanese phonetic a-i-u-e-o order). The second, "Puzzle types", lists the different sizes of puzzles, and variations such as the "crystal" translucent puzzles. The following links lead to the first page of products for each character, with page navigation at the top and bottom if there is more than one page. Click the thumbnail for details.

The small numbers in parenthesis show the approximate number of puzzles in each category. (These may be missing or out of date; the Artbox catalog is updated frequently, and categories often come and go.)

Puzzle topics

Love Live! School Idol Project (8) - Revue Starlight (1) - Pokemon quest (2) - Future Card Buddyfight Ace (1) - Studio Ponoc (3) - Uma Musume Pretty Derby (3) - Daifuku kun (1) - Urusei Yatsura (2) - Steins;Gate 0 (2) - Zoids Wild (1) - Golden Kamuy (1) - Kiratto Pri Chan (1) - Guardians of the Galaxy (1) - Ashita no Joe (2) (boxing manga) - Ni no kuni series (1) - Little bear's cake shop (1) - Poo kanji drill (1) - Oshiri tantei (1) - Hugtto! PreCure (2) - Pop Team Epic (1) - Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs. Keisatsu Sentai Patranger (1) - Hoshin Engi (1) - Neko-no-hi manga (1) - Magical Circle Guru Guru (1) - Kopen-chan (2) - Nisio Isin (13) - Fate/stay night (2) - Kamen Rider Build (2) - Kirby's Dream Land (6) - Poupelle of Chimney Town (3) - Kado: The Right Answer (1) - Makoto Shinkai (10) - In This Corner of the World (1) - Kira-kira PreCure a la mode (1) - Yoshihito Sugahara (10) - Kamen Rider series (10) - Yuri on Ice (2) - Mr. Osomatsu (2) - And your name is... (6) (Remake of famous radio drama) - GeGeGe no Kitarō (1) (Dec17: Animation by Mizuki Shigeru) - My Hero Academia (10) - Rilu Rilu Fairilu (1) - Studio Ghibli (229) (Shows all of the Miyazaki animations) - Sanrio characters (8) - Gintama series (10) - Yo-Kai Watch (4) (Role-playing video game) - My Neighbor Totoro (104) (Miyazaki animation) - Dragon Ball (29) - Kiki's Delivery Service (42) (Miyazaki animation) - Magician PreCure! (1) - Haikyū!! (3) - Hatsune Miku (1) (Vocaloid character) - Splatoon (11) - Pocket Monsters (27) - Kamen Rider Ghost (1) - List of Mario games by year (7) - Is the Order a Rabbit? (4) - Rilakkuma (16) (relaxing bear ) - Doraemon (10) - One Piece (72) (TV animation) - Go! Princess PreCure (1) - Detective Conan (6) - Sailor Moon (5) ("Crystal" means the anime series; not all translucent puzzles) - Bakemonogatari (11) - Naruto Shippuden (2) ("Hurricane Chronicles") - The Seven Deadly Sins (1) - Fujiko F. Fujio characters (9) (Creators of Doraemon and others) - Sumikko-gurashi (9) ("Living in the corner") - Girls und Panzer (5) - Aikatsu! Idol Activity (1) - Kamen Rider Drive (1) - Laputa, castle in the sky (21) (Miyazaki animation) - Monster Hunter series (5) - Spirited away (15) (Miyazaki animation) - Sword Art Online (1) - When Marnie Was There (1) (Studio Ghibli animation) - Kamen Rider Gaim (1) - Inazuma Eleven series (1) - Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Life (1) - Whisper of the Heart (6) (Miyazaki animation ) - Nausicaä (4) - Princess Mononoke (9) (Miyazaki animation) - Ponyo on the cliff by the sea (5) (Miyazaki animation) - The Borrower Arrietty (1) (Miyazaki animation) - Howl's moving castle (9) (Miyazaki animation) - Grave of the Fireflies (1) (Studio Ghibli animation) - From up on Poppy Hill (1) (Miyazaki animation) - Porco Rosso (7) (Miyazaki animation) - The Tale of Princess Kaguya (1) (Studio Ghibli) - The wind rises (1) (Miyazaki animation) - Ghiblies (1) - Kamen Rider Wizard (1) - Persona (series) (1) - Works by Fujio Akatsuka (2) - Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future (1) - Prety Rhythm Aurora Dream (1) - Kamen Rider Fourze and Ooo (1)

Puzzle types

Three-D puzzles (9) - Crystal (88) - 100-199 pieces (61) - 200-299 pieces (59) - 300-499 pieces (143) - 500-999 pieces (58) - 1000 pcs and over (117) - Mini-puzzles (101) - Large pieces (42) - Other puzzles (5)

Latest products

Puzzles (and others) (9)

(Updated August 2018)

Beverly

The Beverly website (http://www.be-en.co.jp/) is easy to navigate, with thumbnails: Puzzle index. Check for updates: Latest puzzles.

The following links go directly to the puzzles for each topic or artist; these are mostly rather broad categories, and there may be many pages in the category. You can use the piece-count buttons at the top ("108 300 500 1000" etc.) to narrow down to the size you are interested in. There are 30 puzzles per display page, and the page navigation (at the bottom) allows you to move through the pages. (You can only move two pages at a time, so to get to page 7 of 7, the quickest way is via pages 3 and 5. The "Next" button (次へ) moves up one page, and the "Previous" button (前へ) moves back one page.

Main puzzle menu

Tiny pieces (107) - Art fantasy (48) (Artists Kazuha Fukami, Takaki) - Crystal puzzles (35) (Flat translucent puzzles with integral frame, stand included) - Mosaic art (10) - Youseki (45) (Jizo and others) - Torture puzzles (19) (Absolutely no picture: every piece the same colour!) - Jigsaw miniature rock-gardens (1) - Colouring puzzles (4) - Puzzles with mirror inserts (6) - Educational puzzles (39) (Larger pieces for children) - Educational puzzles (33) (Large piece puzzles for smaller children) - Educational toy puzzle sets (3) - Soft puzzles (1) (Foam puzzles for children) - Soft foam tangrams (3) - Art collection (63) - Kincade (23) - Sanrio characters (83) (Hello Kitty and more) - Anime and characters (194) (Chibi Gallery, Gundam, Harry Potter, and more) - Something different! (15) (Random items from optician's charts to the fish kanji) - Window on the world (4) - Illusion puzzles (4) - Message puzzles (3) - Shinkansen (3) (The "Bullet" train) - Scenic puzzles (177) - Japanese art (12) (Auspicious themes) - Maps (13) - Flowers and gardens (19) - Pets (48) - Art classics (35) - Spherical puzzles (2) - Miscellaneous (64)

(The small numbers in parenthesis show the approximate number of puzzles in each category.)

Icons used on the Beverly site for puzzle features
iconGlow-in-the-dark iconPlatinum metallic paper
iconVivid six iconPrinted on natural cork
iconVivid printing iconWith accompanying magnifying glass
iconPaper hologram iconTiny pieces
iconTransparent holographic film surface iconSmall pieces
iconArt canvas effect iconLarge pieces
iconDouble-interlocking iconCompact box
iconGold metallic film surface iconEducational puzzles
iconSilver metallic film surface iconBargain
iconMetallic paper iconWorld heritage site

(Updated July 2018)

Epoch

The Epoch catalog is large, and easy to navigate using the links below; the "Genre" links are index pages leading to the topics within them. Since Apollo became a part of the Epoch group in 2011, Apollo and Epoch brands have been progressively integrated, so there is now no practical difference.

The small numbers in parenthesis show the approximate number of puzzles in each category. (These are not updated in real time, and may be inaccurate.)

Puzzle index (not easy to navigate from unless you can read Japanese) - Latest puzzles

Puzzles by genre

Art: Christian Riese Lassen (128) - Kentaro Nishino (3) - Harai Kayomi (8) - Morita Haruyo (20) - Western classics (32) - Auspicious painting (11) - Fantasy art (36) - Peter Motz (3) - Horaguchi (17) - teppei (15) - Kirk Reinert (3) - Kusuda (7) (Fantasy illustrator) - Shikimi - World of the Tapir (3) - Fish illustrations by Tomonaga Taro (1) - Wolf art (1) - Eizin Suzuki (4) - Toi-nana (2) - Western country paintings (9) - M C Escher (4) - Fairyland art (6)

Characters: Disney (44) - Detective Conan (35) - Peanuts (42) - Minions (11) - Jurassic World (5) - "Sing" (1) - Pets (1) - "Boss Baby" (2) - Thomas the Tank Engine (1) - Miffy (2) - Classic children's animation (7) - Evangelion (2) - Black and white Alice (3) (video game) - World of strange cats (3) - Find the kabuki cat (2) - Kabuki cats (2) - Cat town "Nago" (3) - DreamWorks Trolls (2)

Flowers: Flower colour therapy (11)

Transport: Trains (7)

Scenic: Views of Japan (56) - Temples (8) - Waterfalls (1) - Gardens (1) - Castles (10) - Mt. Fuji (11) - Tokyo tower (4) - Railway journey (4) - Urban nightscape (4) - Illuminations (11) - Wonders of the World (26) - World heritage (21) - World views (15) - Colourful street views (6) - Beautiful gardens of the world (4) - Tropical resort (2) - Maps (1)

Living things: Kittens (19) - Cat photos by Iwagō Mitsuaki (11) - Insects (1) - Puppies (15) - Pandas (3) - The Zoological Garden — wordless conversation (1)

Puzzles by piece count

70 pieces (14) - 100 large pieces (1) - 108 pieces (77) - 216 small pieces (17) - 300 pieces (142) - 420 small pieces (6) - 450 small pieces (27) ( small pieces) - 500 pieces (109) - 759 small pieces (1) - 1000 pieces (166) - 1000 very small pieces (6) - 1053 super small pieces (26) - 1500 small pieces (6) - 1518 small pieces (6) - 2000 super small pieces (39) - 2016 very small pieces (37) - 3000 small pieces (20)

Icons used on the Epoch site

Puzzle piece icons show the number of pieces, and just a few examples are shown here. There are also many variants on the tatsujin ("Expert") logo, which all refer to the (quite complicated!) system of grading that Epoch has developed.

icon3000 small pieces iconGlow-in-the-dark
icon2000 tiny pieces iconMetallic
icon1000 pieces iconHigh quality printing
icon300 pieces iconHigh-gloss finish
iconExpert (tatsujin) iconCrystal (translucent plastic puzzle)

(Updated September 2018)

Road

The Road brand is produced by an elusive company called Kezuka, who have no website, and only produce new paper catalogs occasionally. They have a good range of scenic puzzles, generally of particularly high quality, plus Moomin Characters, and cartoon versions of: Heidi, Raccoon Rascal, Anne of Green Gables.

Please ask with any specific requests – meanwhile it may help to look at these scans of the 2006-2007 catalog "Character" puzzles, 300-2000 pieces:
Page 1 (300 pcs) - Page 2 (300/500 pcs) - Page 3 (950 panorama / 1000 pcs) - Page 4 (1000 pcs) - Page 5 (1000/2000 pcs)

NB This is the latest catalog we have, and not all of these are available. We will update when we can.

Tenyo

Tenyo website: jigsaw puzzle introduction page - main catalog page

The Tenyo site is not easy to navigate. In almost all cases, there is no thumbnail index — so each of the following links leads to a page with a list of titles in Japanese, and you will need to click them one by one to see the puzzles. They are ordered by Japanese title, with different sizes mixed up together. The exception is the thumbnail list of new Disney puzzles which you may find useful: Latest Disney puzzles

The small numbers in parenthesis show the approximate number of puzzles in each list. (Note that these may be missing or out of date, and also many lists overlap.)

Disney puzzles by character

Mickey and Minnie (57) - Mickey and friends (96) - Frozen (13) (Disney's award-winning animation) - Disney babies (3) - Pooh and friends (12) - Classic Pooh (1) (Art by Peter and Harrison Ellenshaw) - Baby Pooh (3) - Alice in Wonderland (18) - Ariel (16) - Snow White (3) - Cinderella (10) - Beauty and the Beast (14) - Sleeping Beauty (1) - Aladdin (14) - Rapunzel (22) - Princess collection (18) - Pixar characters (4) - The incredible family (1) - Inside out (2) (Japanese title: "Inside head") - Toy Story (18) - Cars (6) - Monsters Inc. (6) - Finding Dory (5) - All characters (56) - Villains (4) - Nightmare before Christmas (3) - Lilo and Stitch (13) - Baymax (2) - "Tsum Tsum" (8) - Zootopia (2)

Disney puzzles by size

108 pcs (67) - 144 pcs (4) - 200 pcs (14) - 300 pcs (46) - 266 small pieces (54) (Translucent and opaque white plastic) - 315 small pcs (1) - 456 small pieces (23) - 500 pcs (43) - 500 small pieces (41) - 950 panorama (5) - 1000 pcs (102) - 1000 tiny pcs (18) - 2000 pcs (16) - 2000 small pcs (7) - 4000 pcs (2) - Other sizes (8)

Disney: special features and series

Photo frame insert (12) - Glow-in-the-dark (45) - Paper hologram (27) - Crystal hologram (6) - "Best friends" (8) - Tiny pieces (20) (World's smallest ) - 266 small pcs crystal (39) - 456 small pcs crystal (15) - 500 small pcs crystal (25) - 1000 pcs crystal (7) - 500 small pcs plastic (4) - 1000 pcs plastic (2) - Small pieces (14) - Zzzzz... (4) (dreaming series) - Hidden images (1) - Impossible drawings (3) (Inspired by M C Escher) - 266 small pcs plastic (14) - 500 small pcs plastic (14) - 1000 pcs plastic (11) - Fantastical art (8) - Photomosaic (8) - 144-piece square puzzle with frame (6) - Crystal puzzle in fancy bag (13) - "Healing puzzles" (2) - Fancy 108 piece (2) - Flower Princess Collection (6) - Frozen puzzles (4) (fancy packaging) - Disney artist Rodel Gonzalez (4) - Disney artist James Coleman (2) - Tsuneo Sanda special art (6) - Mark Swanson art (1) - Thomas Kincade (8) - Tim Rogerson (3) - Lenticular 3D (8)

Non-Disney puzzles

Marvel series (11) - Jakuchū (3) - Plastic puzzles (352 pcs) (7) - Plastic puzzles (704 pcs) (6)

 

Icons on puzzle list pages: the website indications of availability are not always reliable, but here they are:

In stock In stock (shown by a shopping cart on the individual puzzle pages)

Out of stock Out of stock (similar message in red on the individual puzzle pages)

Note: The Tenyo product codes all include the piece count. E.g. D-1000-245 is a 1000-piece puzzle.

(Updated September 2018)

Yanoman

Yanoman website: http://www.yanoman.com

The Yanoman site has separate catalogs (also accessible with the tabs at the top of the Yanoman page) for different types of puzzle.

The small numbers in parenthesis show the approximate number of puzzles in each category. (These may be missing or out of date.)

Regular puzzles

Beginner puzzles: Under 100 pieces (34) - 108 large pieces (50)

Science: Space puzzles (4) (Blank puzzles for astronaut training) - Transparent specimens (1)

Scenic puzzles: Japan scenic (47) - Worldwide (8)

Artists: Kagaya Yutaka (18) - Japanese artists (29) - Shimakura Jin (8) - Jun Sato (1) - Kajita Tatsuji (2) - Nagano Tsuyoshi (4) - Ozuma Kaname (6)

Art classics: Classics of western art (1) - Japanese art (1)

Character puzzles: Wachifield (47) - Moomins (46) - Minions (53)

Pets: Lovely animals (32)

Flowers and sweets: Blooming collection (13) - Sweets (1)

Accessories: Puzzle glue (1)

Spherical and 4D puzzles

Lampshade: Lampshade puzzles (15)

Astronomy: Globe puzzles (6) - Heavenly bodies and starmaps (9)

Characters: Disney Studios (84) - Wachifield (10) - Sanrio characters (3) - Moomins (15) - Minions (6) - Anime and game characters (1)

Miscellaneous: Translucent plastic puzzles (26) (with stand) - Puzzle lanterns (59) - Art stand puzzles (1)

Anime catalog

General: Touken Ranbu (70) - Macross Frontier (3)

Disney catalog

By character: Mickey and friends (47) - Disney princesses (97) - Pixar (27) - "Tsum Tsum" (22) - Other characters (84) - Frozen (14)

Disney puzzles: Prism art puzzles (65) - Wooden puzzles (9) - Petit puzzles (9) (Postcard size 204) - Petit light (63) (Postcard size 99) - Petit long (1) (Panorama postcard 300) - Petit2 (1) (Double postcard size 500) - Petit² light (63) (Double postcard size 300)

3D puzzles: 3D wooden novelties (6) - Balance puzzles (5) - Crystal stand puzzles (21) (with stand) - Puzzle lanterns (39) (Illuminated spherical puzzles)

Icons used on the Yanoman site for puzzle features
iconGlow-in-the-dark iconVivid printing ("Kaleido")
iconLarge pieces iconHexachrome printing
iconSmall pieces iconThe colours in this puzzle change with temperature
iconSmall pieces icon"Augmented reality"
icon"Petit" puzzles (micro pieces) icon"Prism Art" clear puzzles
iconWooden puzzle

(The blue icons apply; any pale grey versions are just placeholders)

(Updated September 2018)

Miscellaneous

Here's a Google search for 'Jigsaw puzzle(s)' in Japanese.

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