Imaginatorium Shop, version 2

Welcome to the new Imaginatorium site at 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 puzzle manufacturers


On this page: Box contents - Tenyo website - Identifying Tenyo puzzles - Special orders

Tenyo has been in the puzzle business for almost as long as any company in Japan. They now concentrate almost entirely on Disney puzzles, but have a huge range. For a little more history, see the manufacturers page.

Box contents

Box contents

In days gone by you opened a jigsaw puzzle box, and inside were just the pieces! But Japanese puzzles come with various extra bits and pieces. The assumption is that you will only do the puzzle once, then glue it together for wall mounting, to impress your friends.

Contents (figure)

1 Most important - the pieces

2 Missing piece card (details on request)

3 Foil sachet of puzzle glue

4 Cardboard glue spreader

Doing the puzzle

Ignore the strict instructions to do the edge pieces first: put the bits together in any order you like. If you want to display the puzzle, you can use the glue to stick it together. Spread a sheet of clean but unwanted paper under the completed puzzle, with the puzzle the right way up. Then pour the glue over the front of the puzzle: spread it out with the sponge, so all the joints get neatly filled with glue. It should dry with a nice glossy finish.

Disclaimer: I have very limited experience of gluing puzzles - I usually break them up to do again some day. But I have had some success with trompe l'oeil murals!

Please note: Actual box contents may vary slightly - if you find any major discrepancies, please let us know.


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)

Identifying Tenyo puzzles

The Disney puzzle shown above has the code D-1000-301: the number after 'D' indicates the number of pieces. Occasionally there is an extra letter, and non-Disney puzzles generally have a 'T' in place of the 'D'. Imaginatorium Shop codes condense these: e.g. the above appears as TD10301.

Note Generally Japanese manufacturers show the exact number of pieces on the box, but the service card inside this puzzle states that although "1000 pieces", there are actually 1014 pieces.

Special orders

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.


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

Your name:

Shipping destination: (Where you want puzzles sent)

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