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MOKURU is the unique & inventive desk toy that’s easy to flip, roll and do tricks with, giving you endless possibilities of fun!
MOKURU is the unique & inventive desk toy that’s easy to flip, roll and do tricks with, giving you endless possibilities of fun!
MOKURU is the unique & inventive desk toy that’s easy to flip, roll and do tricks with, giving you endless possibilities of fun!
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MOKURU: The Amazing Desk Toy That You Can Take Anywhere!

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MOKURU is an amazing desk toy crafted with quality beech wood. It has a simple design with endless possibilities that will test your creativity and dexterity. Play with MOKURU for fun or sharpen your skills and style to become a master. You can even play MOKURU with friends. It’s totally up to you! 

 

In Japan, “wood” translates to “moku”, and “flipping” translates to “kuru”. That’s how we came up with the name, “MOKURU”.

 

The Basic Level is simple. Tip MOKURU over gently, and it will flip. Once you get the hang of it, you can get creative and start inventing your own unique tricks! Check out the videos below for some tricks and examples of the different mastery levels - Basic, Advanced and Expert!

 

FLIP: Use one finger to flip MOKURU from left to right.
FLIP: Use one finger to flip MOKURU from left to right.

 

SQUARE: Flip MOKURU at four points to draw a square.
SQUARE: Flip MOKURU at four points to draw a square.

 

TRIANGLE: Flip MOKURU at three points to draw a triangle.
TRIANGLE: Flip MOKURU at three points to draw a triangle.

 

 

FLIP & HOLD: Use one finger to flip MOKURU from left to right. Catch and hold it on your hand after you flip MOKURU.
FLIP & HOLD: Use one finger to flip MOKURU from left to right. Catch and hold it on your hand after you flip MOKURU.

 

FLIP & KISS: Use one MOKURU to flip another MOKURU from left to right or up and down.
FLIP & KISS: Use one MOKURU to flip another MOKURU from left to right or up and down.

 

BIG SQUARE: Use two MOKURU to create squares with both hands.
BIG SQUARE: Use two MOKURU to create squares with both hands.

 

 

AIR TRAPEZE: Use one finger to flip MOKURU from left to right. Catch and hold it on your hand after you flip MOKURU. Turn it 360 degrees and make it stand up straight.
AIR TRAPEZE: Use one finger to flip MOKURU from left to right. Catch and hold it on your hand after you flip MOKURU. Turn it 360 degrees and make it stand up straight.

 

TWIN: Use two MOKURU and move them in tandem with one hand.
TWIN: Use two MOKURU and move them in tandem with one hand.

 

FIVE MOVES: Use five MOKURU and move them in tandem with one hand. Balancing each MOKURU is an exceptionally difficult challenge!
FIVE MOVES: Use five MOKURU and move them in tandem with one hand. Balancing each MOKURU is an exceptionally difficult challenge!

 

 

VERSUS: On a large table, flip the MOKURU back and forth between one another.
VERSUS: On a large table, flip the MOKURU back and forth between one another.

 

MARATHON: With three or more friends, keep flipping the MOKURU down the table continuously.
MARATHON: With three or more friends, keep flipping the MOKURU down the table continuously.

 

 

 

 

This limited-edition stand is only available to Kickstarter backers!
This limited-edition stand is only available to Kickstarter backers!

  

 

MOKURU is truly suitable for anyone! Just playing with MOKURU for a few minutes a day can help you sharpen your focus and hand-eye coordination. No matter what tricks you decide to practice, playing with MOKURU can give you endless hours of fun and joy!

 

 

 

 

The great news is that you can play with MOKURU anywhere you like! During development, it was extremely important to us that the design of MOKURU was one that would look great anywhere, from your home to the bar or your office desk. When it comes to when and where you can play with MOKURU, there are no limits.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video demonstration for MOKURU mat - Bring your game into next level!  

MOKURU Drawstring bag with Carabiner. You can bring and play it anywhere!

 

  

MOKURU was created in 2010 by Mr. Masakazu Node (野出正和). Born in Tokyo in 1966 as the first son of his family, he joined the toy-making industry with his sights set on becoming an “Admirable Father”.

His motto is simple, “Don't create toys that are safe and easy to play; create toys that can bring joy and happiness.”

“The concept of MOKURU can be traced back to around 20 years ago when my friend and craft artist, Mr. Toshio Sato, shaped MOKURU. I was impressed by the design and Mr. Sato agreed to let me turn MOKURU into a next generation skill toy. After extensively testing various designs, we have worked hard to establish the perfect of size, shape and materials for MOKURU. Today, we are happy to bring MOKURU to the world.” - Masakazu Node (野出正和)

 

Every now and then, an object comes along that reinvents how you play. After testing a variety of hand-crafted prototypes with different materials, we've tweaked each detail to arrive at the MOKURU you see today.

We have a number of working units, but in order to make enough for you to have one as well, we need to place a substantial minimum order for the first production run of MOKURU.

That’s where you come in!  

MOKURU has been an idea we've been dying to bring to market since it was first conceived in 2010. The product you're seeing in this project is from our initial production test run. We're perfectionists, and we wanted to make sure we got this one right.

We are very excited to get MOKURU into your hands. We're going to continue to work day and night until the very last MOKURU has shipped.

 

 

Please help us spread the word about MOKURU!

We know that not everyone will be able to support us with a pledge, so even if you can’t purchase your own MOKURU, you can help us spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and anywhere else you can think of! The larger the MOKURU community, the better! We couldn’t do this without you.

A BIG thank you to Satoshi for the wonderful video and photographs. Check out his Instagram: @iesu_satoshi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This project is promoted by Jellop, a direct­ response online advertising agency specializing in Kickstarter campaigns on Facebook Ads and Google AdWords.

 

 

        

Risks and challenges

As with any project, there are always risks associated with manufacturing and supply chain logistics. However our team has extensive experience with developing products which will allow us to avoid any possible pitfalls. Also due to our careful planning, we feel the risks are very low when it comes to meeting our shipping date of April 2017. We will be sure to provide regular updates and if anything does happen to come up during our journey, our backers will be the first to know!

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    MOKURU EARLY BIRD

    This special, limited quantity reward is for the backers who truly wish to test their skills.

    You’ll save 50% and receive one MOKURU in the color of your choice. Surveys will be sent out after the campaign.

    Retail - $20 CAD (~$15 USD)

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    MOKURU FLASH SALE

    Act fast because these discounted MOKURU will be gone before you know it!

    For a limited time, save 30% and get one MOKURU in the color of your choice. Surveys will be sent out after the campaign.

    Retail - $20 CAD (~$15 USD)

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    MOKURU FLASH SALE

    Act fast because these discounted MOKURU will be gone before you know it!

    For a limited time, save 40% and get one MOKURU in the color of your choice. Surveys will be sent out after the campaign.

    Retail - $20 CAD (~$15 USD)

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    Pledge CA$ 14 or more About $11

    MOKURU

    You'll save 30% and receive one MOKURU in the color of your choice. Surveys will be sent out after the campaign.

    Retail - $20 CAD (~$15 USD)

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    2 x MOKURU EARLY BIRD

    You’ll save 45% and receive two MOKURU in the colors of your choice. Surveys will be sent out after the campaign.

    Retail - $40 CAD (~$30 USD)

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    Pledge CA$ 22 or more About $17

    2 x MOKURU FLASH SALE

    For a limited time, you’ll save 45% and receive two MOKURU in the colors of your choice. Surveys will be sent out after the campaign.

    Retail - $40 CAD (~$30 USD)

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    Pledge CA$ 24 or more About $18

    2 x MOKURU

    You’ll save 40% and receive two MOKURU in the colors of your choice. Surveys will be sent out after the campaign.

    Retail - $40 CAD (~$30 USD)

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    Pledge CA$ 48 or more About $37

    5 x MOKURU FLASH SALE

    For a limited time, you'll save 63% and receive five MOKURU in the colors of your choice, along with a limited edition stand exclusively for Kickstarter backers. Surveys will be sent out after the campaign.

    Retail - $130 CAD (~ $100 USD)

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    Pledge CA$ 53 or more About $40

    5 x MOKURU

    You’ll save 60% and receive five MOKURU in the colors of your choice, along with a limited edition stand exclusively for Kickstarter backers. Surveys will be sent out after the campaign.

    Retail - $130 CAD (~$100 USD)

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    Pledge CA$ 63 or more About $48

    Limited Edition Daruma MOKURU

    You'll save 65% and receive five MOKURU with one red Daruma hand-made pattern, along with the MOKURU stand and exclusive MOKURU mat.

    Retail – CAD$180 (~$130 USD)

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    Pledge CA$ 95 or more About $72

    10 x MOKURU

    You’ll save 65% and receive ten MOKURU in the colors of your choice and two limited edition stands exclusively for Kickstarter backers. Surveys will be sent out after the campaign.

    Retail - $270 CAD (~$200 USD)

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    Pledge CA$ 780 or more About $593

    100 x MOKURU

    You’ll save 60% and receive 100 MOKURU in the colors of your choice so that you can become a MOKURU distributor.

    Retail - $2,000 CAD (~$1,500 USD)

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