Imaginatorium Shop, version 2

Welcome to the new Imaginatorium site at imaginatorium.com. There is no "total reorganisation", so you should be able to find things easily, and eventually any bookmarks to the old shop will be redirected to the right page. The new checkout is working, which means that in simple cases you will be able to complete a purchase in the normal way.

Covid-19: Shop status

There are still many problems in the postal system, varying hugely from one country to another. More details on the front page, and at the checkout there will be more specific information about the destination country (sorry: not implemented for all countries yet!).

Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Special Orders

On this page: Request form - Guides to online catalogs: Appleone - Artbox/Ensky - Beverly - Cuties - Epoch - Tenyo - Yanoman - Apollo - 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 will be able to help.

Subject:

Details of the puzzles you want (including product codes if possible)

Your name:

Shipping destination: (Where you want puzzles sent)

Your Email address:
If you do not enter an Email address, I cannot respond to you. If you want to leave feedback without an address, mark this box:  No email

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.

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 (5) - Kazumi (7) - Takeuchi Hakuga (4) - Taki Keisetsu (18) (Buddhist figures with warm words) - Auspicious pictures (4)

Illustration

Shu Mizoguchi (22) - Iwasaki Chihiro (3) - Fujishiro Seiji (48) - Tanikawa Hiroyuki (13) - Hideki Yoshioka (2) - Yasuo Okuma (2) - Watanabe Mieko (1) - The heavens (1)

Fine art

Angelo Bonito (2) - Andres Orpinas country cottages (4) - Image world (2) - Klaus Strubel (4) - Sam Park (7) - Susan Rios (1) - Darrell Bush (2) - Chuck Pinson (1) - David MacLean (2) - Dennis Lewan (1) - Dominic Davison (26) - Nicky Boehme (9) - Randy Van Beek (2) - Richard Burns (1) - Robert Finale (1) - Classic paintings (2)

Photographs

Mt. Fuji (4) - Rest of Japan (17) - World scenery (19) - Pets (6)

Flowers

Flowers (16) (photographs)

Special items

Plastic mini-art with easel (8) - Clock puzzles (3)

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:

  • 光るパズル : Glow-in-the-dark
  • シルキークロス(絹目) : Silky cloth finish
  • カレイド印刷 : Super vivid colour printing
  • ダイヤモンドスクリーン印刷(FM) : Diamond screen super-high quality printing
  • 高彩度インク : Extra vivid inks
  • 裏面4分割ガイド : Quartered guide on reverse

(Updated January 2023)

Artbox/Ensky

The Ensky (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

The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten (2) - Ensemble Stars! (1) - Uma Musume Pretty Derby (9) - Spy × Family (10) - My Hero Academia (13) - Kamen Rider (3) - Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (45) - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (6) - Doraemon (6) - Ultraman (6) - Sailor Moon (7) ("Crystal" means the anime series; not all translucent puzzles) - Harry Potter (1) - Avataro Sentai Donbrothers (3) - Lycoris recoil (5) - Heaven burns red (8) - Play It Cool, Guys (1) - Kuroko's Basketball (1) - Me & Roboco (1) - The Vampire Dies in No Time (1) - Trigun Stampede (1) - Pui Pui Molcar (5) (Children's anime) - Do it yourself!! (1) (anime) - The Quintessential Quintuplets (11) - The Cat Returns (1) - Unfortunate results of evolution (book series) (1) - Kaiketsu Zorori (1) - Golden Kamuy (3) - My Neighbor Totoro (113) (Miyazaki animation) - Splatoon (8) - Jujutsu Kaisen (Sorcery fight) (7) - Sumikko-gurashi (46) ("Living in the corner") - A Couple of Cuckoos (1) - Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me (3) - One Piece (56) (TV animation) - Hatsune Miku (7) (Vocaloid character) - Minecraft (15) - Studio Ghibli (317) (Shows all of the Miyazaki animations) - Cardcaptor Sakura (4) - BT21 (6) - Mofusand (6) - Beast Tamer (1) - Dandadan (3) - Wind Breaker (2) - Dr. Stone (1) - Pokémon (60) - Kirby's Dream Land (24) - Pretty Cure (2) - Bocchi the Rock! (4) - Fantastic Beasts (2) - Kiki's Delivery Service (59) (Miyazaki animation) - Momotaro Dentetsu (1) - Dragon Quest (4) - Spirited away (34) (Miyazaki animation) - Rilakkuma (3) (relaxing bear ) - Stranger things (Spike) (1) - Suzume no tojimari (4) - Blue Lock (7) - Attack on Titan (4) - Curious George (1) - Laputa, castle in the sky (14) (Miyazaki animation) - Super Mario (7) - Detective Conan (4) - Monster Hunter series (4) - Girls und Panzer (1) - My Neighbors the Yamadas (1) - Eleven cats (2) - Tokyo Revengers (4) - Fall Guys (1) - Howl's moving castle (15) (Miyazaki animation) - Ghiblies (2) - The Borrower Arrietty (2) (Miyazaki animation) - Ponyo on the cliff by the sea (5) (Miyazaki animation) - Princess Mononoke (10) (Miyazaki animation) - Whisper of the Heart (14) (Miyazaki animation ) - Sword Art Online (2) - Porco Rosso (15) (Miyazaki animation) - The Red Turtle (2) - Gintama series (1) - Rent-A-Girlfriend (1) - Naruto Shippuden (1) ("Hurricane Chronicles") - Dragon Ball (24) - Kamen Rider series (2) - That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (4) - Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World (3) - Nausicaä (6) - Puella Magi Madoka Magica (1) - Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō (2) (the mystery sweetshop) - Earwig and the Witch (2) - Evangelion (2) - Tokyo fantasy (4) - PAW Patrol (3) - The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2) (Studio Ghibli) - Laid-Back Camp (1) - Yowamushi Pedal (2) - Nintama Rantarō (1) - Mob Psycho 100 (1) - Sanrio characters (2) - Haikyū!! (3) - Shaun the Sheep (2) - Crayon Shin-chan (2) - When Marnie Was There (2) (Studio Ghibli animation) - Bleach (manga) (1) - Grave of the Fireflies (2) (Studio Ghibli animation) - Tales from Earthsea (1) - From up on Poppy Hill (2) (Miyazaki animation) - The wind rises (2) (Miyazaki animation) - Only Yesterday (1)

Puzzle types

Tiny puzzles (40) - Compact puzzles (32) - Art board puzzles (18) - Art ball puzzles (2) - Decoration puzzles (13) - Crystal (105) - Under 100 pieces (9) - 100-199 pieces (116) - 200-299 pieces (97) - 300-499 pieces (248) - 500-999 pieces (90) - 1000 pcs and over (183) - Mini-puzzles (70) - Large pieces (43) - Miscellaneous puzzles (2) - Frames (35)

(Updated January 2023)

Beverly

The Beverly website (https://www.be-en.co.jp/) is fairly easy to navigate, with lots of 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 may be spread over many pages. There are 20 puzzles per display page, and you can use the page navigation at the bottom allows you to move through the pages. (Updated December 2020: buttons for piece count selection have been removed; other minor changes.)

Main puzzle menu

Tiny pieces (94) - Art fantasy (25) (Artists Kazuha Fukami, Takaki) - Youseki (38) (Jizo and others) - Torture puzzles (9) (Absolutely no picture: every piece the same colour!) - Colouring puzzles (4) - Educational puzzles (42) (Larger pieces for children) - Art collection (95) - Kincade (27) - kayomi (26) - Where's Wally? (15) - Sanrio characters (23) (Hello Kitty and more) - Pokémon (17) - Anime and characters (115) (Chibi Gallery, Gundam, Harry Potter, and more) - Dinosaurs (27) - Something different! (5) (Random items from optician's charts to the fish kanji) - Message puzzles (3) - Shinkansen (1) (The "Bullet" train) - Scenic puzzles: Japan (113) - Scenic puzzles: worldwide (67) - Maps (3) - Flowers and gardens (19) - Pets (36) - Art classics (11) - Mosaic art (3) - Miscellaneous (20)

(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 iconLarge pieces
iconKaleido ink vivid printing iconBargain
iconArt canvas effect iconEducational puzzles
iconSmall pieces iconWorld heritage site
iconTiny pieces

(Updated January 2023)

Cuties

Cuties is actively producing puzzles, but has no website. More information here.

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: Marine art (10) - Kayomi (12) - Haruyo (11) - Western classics (37) - Auspicious painting (7) - Fantasy art (18) - Scenic fantasy (3) - Peter Motz (1) - Horaguchi (10) - teppei (8) - Fish illustrations by Tomonaga Taro (3) - Western country paintings (4) - Fairyland art (14) - Matsuo Hiromi illustrations (6) - Flower illustrations by Redouté (5) - Senbon Umishima (3) - Ukumo Uiti (3) (Manga artist styling his name as "ukumouiti") - Muumegu (2) (Cute animal illustration) - Western landscape classics (3) - Kimura Ryoko (2) - Muramatsu Makoto (5)

Characters: Disney (91) - Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (13) - Detective Conan (44) - Peanuts (61) - Minions (20) - Jurassic World (11) - Thomas the Tank Engine (1) - DreamWorks Trolls (1) - How to Train Your Dragon (2) - Peter Rabbit (13) - Sumikko Gurashi (2) - Sing 2 (2) - Urusei Yatsura (5)

Flowers: Flower colour therapy (6) - Hibiya Kadan floral arrangements (4)

Transport: Trains (5)

Scenic: Views of Japan (78) - Temples (8) - Castles (8) - Mt. Fuji (11) - Tokyo tower (2) - Railway journey (3) - Illuminations (8) - Wonders of the World (18) - World heritage (13) - World views (22) - Colourful street views (6) - Famous sayings (4) - Mystic views (10) - "Co-trip" guidebook series (4) - Gardens (12)

Living things: Kittens (20) - Cat photos by Iwagō Mitsuaki (5) - Puppies (15) - Rabbits (4) - Pandas (2)

BTS: BTS (27)

Sport: Golf (1) - Soccer (1)

Puzzles by piece count

70 pieces (18) - 108 pieces (93) - 216 small pieces (21) - 100 large pieces (11) - 300 pieces (185) - 450 small pieces (2) - 1053 super small pieces (55) - 500 pieces (103) - 1000 very small pieces (1) - 2000 super small pieces (39) - 1000 pieces (138) - 1500 small pieces (3) - 2016 very small pieces (33) - 3000 small pieces (13)

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 October 2022)

Tenyo

October 2022 The original Tenyo site is still at https://tenyo.jp/, but the jigsaw puzzles have moved to a new site at https://tenyo.store. The jigsaw puzzle index shows some puzzles; you can use the following links to select by pieces or topic. But each page shows a maximum of 24 puzzles, so almost always the list on our website will be more complete (for example, we currently have 124 1000-piece puzzles in stock). There does not appear to be any indication of whether puzzles are currently available or not.

Tenyo also produces a range of children's puzzles, with large pieces from sturdy thick card, and these are listed on the original website.

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

Traditional cardboard puzzles

108 pieces (24) - 200 pieces (10) - 300 pieces (23) - 500 pieces (24) - 1000 pieces (23) - 2000 pieces (11) - 1000 tiny pieces (21) - 456 small pieces panorama (6) - 2000 small pieces (4)

Opaque white plastic puzzles

266 small pieces (12) - 500 small pieces (13) - 1000 pieces (10) - 1000 small pieces (5)

Crystal translucent puzzles

266 spcs crys (24) - 456 spcs crys (10) - 500 spcs crys (21) - 1000 crys (6)

Special features

Canvas finish (23) - Double-sided (2) - Glow-in-the-dark (23) - Hologram finish (18) - Gilding style (3) - Photo frame insert (10) - Crystal hologram (9)

Puzzle series

Artist collection (24) - Twinkle shower collection (11) - One Day at Sunset (2) - Moonlight collection (3) - Once upon a time (5) - Light and shade (4) - Dramatic lighting (2) - Silhouette romance (2)

Characters

Disney All Stars (24) - Mickey and friends (24) - Disney Princesses (24) - Pooh Bear (23) - Other Disney characters (23) - Pixar characters (23) - Star Wars (2) - Marvel series (10) - Harry Potter (4) - Miscellaneous (4)

Frames

Regular 108 pieces - Regular 200 pieces - Regular 300 pieces - Regular 500 pieces - Regular 950 pieces - Regular 1000 pieces - Regular 2000 pieces - Regular tiny 1000 pieces - Regular small 456 pieces - Opaque plastic 266 small pieces - Opaque plastic 500 small pieces - Opaque plastic 1000 pieces - Opaque plastic 1000 small pieces - Crystal translucent small 266 pieces - Crystal translucent small 456 pieces - Crystal translucent small 500 pieces - Crystal translucent 1000 pieces

 

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

(Updated December 2022)

Yanoman

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

The Yanoman site has separate catalogs for different types of puzzle, and also a catalog "by character."

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

Regular puzzles

Scenic puzzles: Japan (122) - The world (24)

Artists: Kagaya Yutaka (18) - Oshima Rika (4) - Maze detective Pierre (15) - Murata Momoko (4) - Kajita Tatsuji (2) - Nagano Tsuyoshi (2) - Ozuma Kaname (3) - Shimakura Jin (3) - Ayako Tsuge flower art (2) - Saito Ryota (1) - Worldwide artists (14) - Classics of western art (1)

Character puzzles: Disney Studios (98) - Wachifield (28) - Moomins (39) - Minions (43) - Anime and game characters (99)

Pets: Lovely animals (22)

Floral and blank: Floral arrangements (19) - Space puzzles (3) (Blank puzzles for astronaut training)

Spherical and other 3D puzzles

Astronomy: Globe puzzles (4) - Heavenly bodies and starmaps (8)

Characters: Disney (60) - Wachifield (6) - Sanrio (1) - Moomins (14) - Anime and game characters (9)

Solid puzzles: Lampshade puzzles (34) - Canvas style panel (29) - Petit Puzzle Atelier (26) - Sphere puzzles (6) - Translucent plastic puzzles (1) (with stand)

Puzzles by character

Disney: Regular puzzles (99) - 3D puzzles (60)

Moomins: Regular puzzles (35) - 3D puzzles (12)

Wachifield: Regular puzzles (29) - 3D puzzles (6)

Sanrio: 3D puzzles (1)

Minions: Regular puzzles (36)

Touken Ranbu: Puzzles (53)

Evangelion: Puzzles (22)

Patriot Moriarty: Puzzles (3)

Burn the witch: Puzzles (1)

Kingdom Hearts: Puzzles (5)

Twisted Wonderland: Puzzles (25)

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
iconWooden puzzle icon"Prism Art" clear puzzles
icon"Petit" puzzles (micro pieces)

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

(Updated December 2022)

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)

Miscellaneous

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