Karakuri is an automatisation mechanism which has been developed during the Edo-era in Japan. It is based on technology which has been imported in the 17th and 18th century from the netherlands.

Karakuri has been used in mechanical apparatuses, for example Kabuki-revolves, walking dolls, automatical musicians, dancing dolls on solemn shrines, secret passages in the Samurai-palaces and the secret tools and weapons of the ninja.


This video shows a collection of different CREFORM applications for Karakuri.


To learn more about CREFORM-Karakuri just visit one of our
"Workshops for mechanical magic" which are held several times each year.