Keisuke Saka | Paper Karakuri Models

Keisuke Saka is one of Japan’s most honored paper engineers | His mindful, yet slightly sarcastic designs combine the magic of physics and the beauty of art in a lovely moving sculpture | His karakuri, which are mechanized puppets originating from 18th and 19th centuries Japan, are not necessarily easy to assemble but they make for a perfect afternoon project for you and your kids | “The Golden Rule” is a 3-in-1 set, bringing to life a common phrase that has it’s origins in ancient Japan | The Nikko Toshogo Shrine in Japan has a carving of three wise monkeys | Many scholars believe the monkeys were carved as a visual representation of the religious principle, “If we do not hear, see, or speak evil, we ourselves shall be spared all evil” | Mr Saka is one of Japan’s most honored paper engineers | His thoughtfully rendered designs use the fewest moving parts to communicate their magical, elegant movement | Cutting, folding and gluing required in assembly | Each one takes less than two hours of time to complete | Complete instructions included and they’re surprisingly robust if correctly built | These specific models are available from http://aplusrstore.com/product.php?id=339&cid=60

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