Originally incorporated in 1962, Kawada is the Japanese counterpart of the Lego Company, and it produces sets of "nanoblock" building blocks that, when properly assembled, depict famous landmarks and sites throughout the world. A Japanese friend of Dogbotz Boneyard was kind enough to supply us with several nanoblock sets that we could introduce here in the United States.
This specific set of nanoblocks can be assembled to recreate the Himeji Castle, widely considered Japan's most spectacular castle. Unlike many other Japanese castles, Himeji Castle was never destroyed in wars, earthquakes or fires and survives in its original form. It is both a national treasure and a UNESCO world heritage site.
These funs blocks would entertain any youngster who needs to strengthen her/his eye-hand coordination or satisfy a curiosity about construction and engineering.