Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Titles in stock:
1128
Around 2500 by special order

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

From our base in Japan (see the map!), 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.

We are operating!

We still struggle with various shipping problems, and now the shipping rates for parcels and EMS have been updated. Generally this means a small increase, but there are a few cases in which costs are actally reduced. The yen is currently at a long-time low against major currencies, so overall there are bargains to be had.

  • Contents page - full shop guide, including navigation links at the top of each page
  • Top ten - best-selling puzzles
  • Last chance! - only one left of each of these puzzles...
  • Artists - a complete list
  • Special orders - when you can't find the puzzle you are looking for
  • Missing pieces - help when you have the puzzle but can't find a piece!

(Puzzle of the month suspended)

2022 is the Year of the Tiger

The next symbol in the twelve-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac (see Wikipedia article)...

Latest additions

Latest Shu works

New Lassen puzzles

"None of the above"

Night scenes in Japan an Europe

More Kayomi animal fantasy

Horaguchi fantasy

Latest Fujishiro fantasy

Latest Studio Ghibli...

More Minions

Latest Peanuts

Fantasy artist Nishimura Noriko

Latest Disney

New Hello Kitty puzzles

Latest scenic

Retro kimono style

One Piece

Latest fantasy art...

Classic Mucha paintings

Chit-chat

Brian Chandler

—April—

It seems incredible, but this is our twentieth anniversary: Imaginatorium Shop first opened its virtual doors in April 2002. Many thanks to our customers over the years who have made this possible.

Sadly, this is a low point, not a high one. The appalling invasion of Ukraine by Putin drags on, at horrendous cost in human life and happiness, making it sometimes difficult to concentrate on the everyday business of puzzles.

And Covid has not gone away. Postal services are still varyingly disrupted by Covid-related restrictions and to Europe in particular by effects of the war in Ukraine. There is no consistent pattern: for example, Australia has suspended airmail, leaving surface operating, and New Zealand exactly the opposite.

The yen has fallen against major currencies by something like 20%, which of course makes the cost of our puzzles less in dollar or euro terms, but now we are faced with price increases in shipping costs (Post Office from June), and also miscellaneous costs such as packaging materials. We will keep any increases strictly to the extra amounts for shipping.

Finally a bright spot! The new site at imaginatorium.com is fully operational, and I am at last working on redirecting all old shop pages to the corresponding new ones. With the move, we will also switch to using the new mail address shop@imaginatorium.com. Please make sure you are able to receive emails from this address; recently we have had many problems with our mails apparently caught in errant mail filtering systems.

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About ordering

The details under each puzzle show the price, with approximate equivalents in US dollars, euros, and pounds sterling. The new checkout (at imaginatorium.com) should be self-explanatory, but please read the FAQ for more details. 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) The total for all PayPal payments 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.

Finally...

Imaginatorium Shop started in 2002 as a part of my website at imaginatorium.org; it's still there - the Imaginatorium