3D Natto Dissection Puzzle

Japanese food educational toy

The fermented soybeans called natto are perhaps the most controversial dish in Japanese cuisine: depending on who you ask, they are either one of its treasures, offering more protein, potassium, magnesium, iron, and vitamin C than almost any other food, or they are a sticky, foul-smelling piece of garbage that the Japanese learned to eat because it was the samurai and the shogun who ate the good meat and fish! If you're not familiar with how natto looks, the 3D Natto Dissection Puzzle is the closest you can get to a replica – and the best thing is that you can make it yourself!

The 3D Natto Dissection Puzzle comes in eight pieces and after you have assembled it, you can seal it up in the white square styrofoam box that is the standard packaging for real natto. Putting the six beans pieces together is easy but not as easy as you think, so you need to be extra careful. As for the end result, it's as great as a toy as it is as an eccentric decoration item demonstrating your deep knowledge of Japanese soul food!

Specs and Features:

  • Self-assembly puzzle/game
  • Number of parts: 8
  • Dimensions: 65 x 65 x 20 mm (2.5 x 2.5 x 0.7")
  • Material: polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • For ages: 15 and above
  • Instructions/manual: Japanese
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US$ 15