Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

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These are my recommendations, but of course I cannot make any guarantees about the contents of other sites.

Sonia and Andrew Reynolds' site for collectors: Comprehensive worldwide list - puzzle manufacturers names and addresses

Jack-in-the-Box Puzzles: Scott Stafford's handcrafted made-to-order wooden jigsaw puzzles. This site includes some interesting background material on puzzle cutting.

MGC's Custom Made Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles & Fine Art Gallery: Mark Cappitella makes hand-crafted wooden puzzles for adults and children with 4 to 2,500+ pieces, using personal enlarged photographs, fine art prints, logos and digital images. Each jigsaw puzzle is custom made to order and completely personalized for Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Anniversary and Holiday gifts. The history page is particularly interesting - Mark thought he had invented wooden puzzles!

PuzzleHouse.com - "Upscale, high quality, hard to find jigsaw puzzles." Located in New Hampshire, USA, this established company offers a pretty good range, particularly of European manufacturers. (No Japanese puzzles though!)

J. C. Ayer & Company Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles - "J.C. Ayer and Company sells heirloom-quality, wooden jigsaw puzzles featuring fine art reproductions and custom-made puzzles." ([dead link: http://ayerpuzzles.com/] Website disappeared in 2021; but here is an interview on Youtube.)
Another company producing custom wooden puzzles in Massachusetts. Insteand of being hand-cut like most such puzzles, these are made with Jim Ayer's own design of water-jet cutting machine, which allows him to offer batch production as well.

Custom Puzzle Craft - John Stokes: "Custom wooden jigsaw puzzles cut with an artist's eye".

At oldpuzzles.com Bob Armstrong restores and sells wooden puzzles from the early twentieth century, while at newpuzzles.com his son Conrad Armstrong makes new ones. Also: a brief history of jigsaw puzzles by Anne D. Williams.

Jeannette Aragon in California makes handcrafted wooden puzzles and toys.

Platinum Puzzles craft wooden puzzles in Canaan, New Hampshire.

(August 2021: removed a number of dead links — this list of links goes back a long way!)

Miscellaneous links