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 (6) - Takeuchi Hakuga (4) - Taki Keisetsu (16) (Buddhist figures with warm words) - Auspicious pictures (4)

Illustration

Shu Mizoguchi (21) - Iwasaki Chihiro (3) - Fujishiro Seiji (48) - Tanikawa Hiroyuki (12) - Yasuo Okuma (2) - Watanabe Mieko (1) - The heavens (1)

Fine art

Andres Orpinas country cottages (4) - 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) - Richard Burns (1) - Robert Finale (1) - Classic paintings (2)

Photographs

Mt. Fuji (4) - Rest of Japan (15) - World scenery (19) - Pets (6)

Flowers

Flowers (14) (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 July 2022)

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

Ensemble Stars! (1) - Uma Musume Pretty Derby (4) - Spy × Family (3) - My Hero Academia (12) - Kamen Rider (4) - Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (50) - Golden Kamuy (3) - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (4) - Doraemon (10) - One Piece (87) (TV animation) - Ultraman (7) - Sailor Moon (8) ("Crystal" means the anime series; not all translucent puzzles) - Harry Potter (1) - Avataro Sentai Donbrothers (2) - Pui Pui Molcar (3) (Children's anime) - Chimimo (2) - Ghost Book (movie) (1) - Unfortunate results of evolution (book series) (1) - My Neighbor Totoro (122) (Miyazaki animation) - Love Live! School Idol Project (2) - Les Aventures de Ladybug et Chat Noir (1) - Splatoon (7) - Jujutsu Kaisen (Sorcery fight) (7) - Sumikko-gurashi (44) ("Living in the corner") - A Couple of Cuckoos (5) - Cardcaptor Sakura (4) - Hatsune Miku (7) (Vocaloid character) - Studio Ghibli (345) (Shows all of the Miyazaki animations) - Mr. Osomatsu (7) - Minecraft (15) - BT21 (13) - Mofusand (2) - Pokémon (72) - Kirby's Dream Land (14) - Pretty Cure (2) - Love All Play (2) - Fantastic Beasts (2) - Kiki's Delivery Service (72) (Miyazaki animation) - Fanfare of Adolescence (1) - Momotaro Dentetsu (1) - Dragon Quest (4) - Spirited away (39) (Miyazaki animation) - Ranking of Kings (2) - Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion (1) - Rilakkuma (3) (relaxing bear ) - Stranger things (Spike) (1) - Attack on Titan (4) - Curious George (2) - Laputa, castle in the sky (17) (Miyazaki animation) - Super Mario (7) - Detective Conan (14) - Monster Hunter series (4) - Girls und Panzer (1) - Kaguya-sama: Love Is War (3) - Eleven cats (2) - Tokyo Revengers (4) - Fall Guys (1) - Howl's moving castle (14) (Miyazaki animation) - Ghiblies (1) - The Borrower Arrietty (1) (Miyazaki animation) - Ponyo on the cliff by the sea (6) (Miyazaki animation) - Princess Mononoke (12) (Miyazaki animation) - Whisper of the Heart (15) (Miyazaki animation ) - Sword Art Online (2) - Porco Rosso (18) (Miyazaki animation) - The Red Turtle (1) - Gintama series (3) - Link Click (2) - Shocker (Kamen Rider) (1) - Rent-A-Girlfriend (5) - Naruto Shippuden (3) ("Hurricane Chronicles") - Dragon Ball (29) - Kamen Rider series (2) - That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (4) - Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World (4) - Nausicaä (7) - Puella Magi Madoka Magica (3) - Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō (2) (the mystery sweetshop) - Earwig and the Witch (1) - Evangelion (2) - Tokyo fantasy (9) - Girls × Heroine (1) - The Tale of Princess Kaguya (1) (Studio Ghibli) - The Quintessential Quintuplets (11) - Dr. Stone (1) - Chickip dancers (1) - Laid-Back Camp (1) - Nintama Rantarō (3) - Sanrio characters (2) - Haikyū!! (3) - Crayon Shin-chan (2) - When Marnie Was There (1) (Studio Ghibli animation) - Grave of the Fireflies (2) (Studio Ghibli animation) - From up on Poppy Hill (1) (Miyazaki animation) - The wind rises (1) (Miyazaki animation) - Only Yesterday (1)

Puzzle types

Art board puzzles (33) - Crystal (98) - 100-199 pieces (158) - 200-299 pieces (106) - 300-499 pieces (270) - 500-999 pieces (88) - 1000 pcs and over (178) - Mini-puzzles (150) - Large pieces (37)

(Updated August 2022)

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 (93) - 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 (46) (Larger pieces for children) - Art collection (99) - Kincade (27) - kayomi (28) - Where's Wally? (15) - Sanrio characters (21) (Hello Kitty and more) - Pokémon (17) - Anime and characters (107) (Chibi Gallery, Gundam, Harry Potter, and more) - Dinosaurs (29) - Something different! (5) (Random items from optician's charts to the fish kanji) - Message puzzles (3) - Shinkansen (1) (The "Bullet" train) - Scenic puzzles: Japan (116) - Scenic puzzles: worldwide (67) - Maps (3) - Flowers and gardens (19) - Pets (32) - Art classics (11) - Mosaic art (3) - Miscellaneous (17)

(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 August 2022)

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 (5) - Kayomi (10) - Haruyo (11) - Western classics (37) - Auspicious painting (5) - Fantasy art (18) - Scenic fantasy (3) - Peter Motz (1) - Horaguchi (10) - teppei (8) - Fish illustrations by Tomonaga Taro (3) - Western country paintings (8) - Fairyland art (14) - Matsuo Hiromi illustrations (4) - 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)

Characters: Disney (89) - Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (12) - Detective Conan (43) - Peanuts (57) - Minions (20) - Jurassic World (11) - Boss Baby (1) - Thomas the Tank Engine (1) - DreamWorks Trolls (1) - How to Train Your Dragon (2) - Peter Rabbit (7) - Sumikko Gurashi (2) - Sing 2 (2)

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

Transport: Trains (5)

Scenic: Views of Japan (75) - Temples (8) - Gardens (1) - Castles (8) - Mt. Fuji (11) - Tokyo tower (2) - Railway journey (3) - Illuminations (8) - Wonders of the World (18) - World heritage (11) - World views (20) - Colourful street views (6) - Beautiful gardens of the world (12) - Famous sayings (4) - Mystic views (10) - Scenic (4) ("Co-trip")

Living things: Kittens (20) - Cat photos by Iwagō Mitsuaki (6) - Puppies (15) - Rabbits (2) - Pandas (2)

BTS: BTS (20)

Puzzles by piece count

70 pieces (20) - 108 pieces (90) - 216 small pieces (13) - 100 large pieces (4) - 300 pieces (177) - 450 small pieces (2) - 1053 super small pieces (54) - 500 pieces (94) - 1000 very small pieces (1) - 2000 super small pieces (42) - 1000 pieces (137) - 1500 small pieces (2) - 2016 very small pieces (31) - 3000 small pieces (12)

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 June 2022)

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

Below, 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 (36) - Mickey and friends (69) - Frozen (13) (Disney's award-winning animation) - Disney babies (3) - Pooh and friends (18) - Classic Pooh (2) (Art by Peter and Harrison Ellenshaw) - Baby Pooh (1) - Alice in Wonderland (14) - Mulan (2) - Ariel (19) - Snow White (3) - Cinderella (8) - Beauty and the Beast (19) - Sleeping Beauty (2) - Aladdin (17) - Rapunzel (29) - Princess collection (17) - Pixar characters (11) - Toy Story (18) - Cars (5) - Monsters Inc. (2) - Finding Dory (2) - Onward (1) - Up (Carl's flying house) (1) - Turning Red (1) - All characters (55) - Raya and the Last Dragon (1) - Villains (6) - Nightmare before Christmas (3) - Lilo and Stitch (3) - Baymax (2) - "Tsum Tsum" (6) - Wreck-It Ralph (1) - Zootopia (3) - Twisted-Wonderland (5)

Disney puzzles by size

108 pcs (50) - 200 pcs (13) - 300 pcs (39) - 500 pcs (40) - 950 panorama (2) - 1000 pcs (114) - 2000 pcs (16) - 4000 pcs (1) - 266 small pieces (53) (Translucent and opaque white plastic) - 456 small pieces (19) - 500 small pieces (38) - 2000 small pcs (4) - 1000 tiny pcs (22) - Other sizes (2)

Disney: special features and series

Photo frame insert (13) - Glow-in-the-dark (46) - Paper hologram (18) - Calendar (2) - Crystal hologram (10) - "Best friends" (2) - Tiny pieces (25) (World's smallest ) - 266 small pcs crystal (34) - 456 small pcs (12) - 500 small pcs crystal (21) - 1000 pcs crystal (7) - 1000 pcs frosted (1) - Small pieces (9) - Hidden images (1) - Impossible drawings (3) (Inspired by M C Escher) - 266 small pcs plastic (15) - 500 small pcs plastic (15) - 1000 pcs plastic (12) - Fantastical art (6) - Photomosaic (6) - 144-piece square puzzle with frame (2) - Disney artist Rodel Gonzalez (6) - Disney artist James Coleman (1) - Tsuneo Sanda special art (3) - Thomas Kincade (18) - Tim Rogerson (1) - Manuel Hernandez (1) - Stephen Fishwick (1) - Canvas finish (19) - Double-sided (2) - Lenticular 3D (1)

Non-Disney puzzles

Star Wars (4) - Mandalorians (1) - Marvel series (10) - Venom (Marvel Comics) (2) - Art by Rosalie Prussing (3) - Studio Chizu (2)

 

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 July 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 (97) - The world (24)

Artists: Kagaya Yutaka (18) - Oshima Rika (4) - Maze detective Pierre (14) - 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)

Character puzzles: Disney Studios (105) - Wachifield (27) - Moomins (37) - Minions (41) - Anime and game characters (116)

Pets: Lovely animals (20)

Floral and blank: Floral arrangements (17) - Space puzzles (3) (Blank puzzles for astronaut training)

Spherical and 4D puzzles

Astronomy: Globe puzzles (5) - Heavenly bodies and starmaps (8)

Characters: Disney (70) - Wachifield (10) - Sanrio (1) - Moomins (17) - Anime and game characters (13)

Solid puzzles: Lampshade puzzles (34) - Canvas style panel (33) - Petit Puzzle Atelier (40) - Sphere puzzles (7) - Puzzle clocks (1) - Art stand puzzles (1) - Translucent plastic puzzles (2) (with stand)

Puzzles by character

Disney: Regular puzzles (91) - 3D puzzles (70)

Moomins: Regular puzzles (31) - 3D puzzles (18)

Wachifield: Regular puzzles (28) - 3D puzzles (8)

Sanrio: 3D puzzles (1)

Minions: Regular puzzles (33)

Touken Ranbu: Puzzles (68)

Evangelion: Puzzles (21)

Macross: Puzzles (1)

Patriot Moriarty: Puzzles (3)

Burn the witch: Puzzles (1)

Kingdom Hearts: Puzzles (5)

Twisted Wonderland: Puzzles (29)

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 September 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.