Imaginatorium Shop

Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Titles in stock:
Around 2500 by special order

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

From our base in Japan (here!), 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.

Puzzle of the month for
January 2019


Hiroshima by Fujishiro Seiji
500 pieces (detail)

Feature of the month for January: smaller puzzles by Fujishiro Seiji

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Puzzle of the month for January is a symbol of peace, in the uniquely fun style of 95-year-old Fujishiro (extra 12% discount off all of his puzzles under 1000 pieces in January). Best wishes to all our customers that 2019 will be a year of peace and happiness.

(All special offers subject to current stock availability)

2019 is the Year of the Boar in the Chinese zodiac

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Latest additions

Latest Pokémon puzzles

Detective Conan from "Case Closed"...

New titles from traditional artist Kaname...

Latest autumn tints...

More Fujishiro whimsy...

More Peanuts puzzles

And more...


Brian Chandler


The shop front page is covered with new puzzles again at last; and during October we got back to the previous level of 1200+ titles in stock. I have also restored the Epoch website guide so you can check for other new issues, but now the Yanoman website has been redesigned (it looks harder to use), so this is temporarily not available.

And new puzzle features, too. Many puzzles have special features, though most require no explanation: "Tiny pieces", "Glow-in-the-dark", and so on. But one that could be a bit mysterious is "SNS background"... the idea being that you want to show yourself to your friends right in the picture you have just put together. So although the picture looks complete in itself, it has a deliberate area for you to pose: just complete and frame the puzzle, then stand in front of it for a "selfie"... of course I cheated, as you can see!

Tenyo 1000-piece (full-size) prices

Back in August, Tenyo announced an increase in the prices of these puzzles. This is very unusual, I think the first time prices have been changed like this, and we held the old prices for as long as possible. But inevitably we will have to update them: generally they have all risen by 200 yen, so for example standard 1000-piece from 2800 to 3000 yen, canvas finish Kincade puzzles from 3600 to 3800 yen. I have just decided we will do this at the end of November, so you have a week to slip under the net!

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About ordering

The details under each puzzle show the price, with approximate equivalents in US dollars, euros, and pounds sterling. Click "Buy this puzzle" to go straight to the checkout with a single puzzle, or "Add to basket" to carry on shopping. At the checkout, you can select the shipping method, then choose how you are going to buy the puzzle(s). 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) You do not need to create a PayPal account in order to make a payment; the total 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.

As you can see in the pile of puzzles on the left, most of the writing on the box is in Japanese, so we also include printed details with each shipment. Click these thumbnails for descriptions...

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The Shop is only part of my website, the Imaginatorium - I hope you will have time to explore some of the other pages!