Saburo Oguro is a Japanese master craftsman who has designed hundreds of puzzles and educational learning toys. He has also written some how-to books on puzzles and other toys.
Saburo Oguro (1936, Tokyo) graduated in Oil Painting from Tama Art University in 1960. He spent more than a decade preparing teaching materials for blind and mentally handicapped children before being commission as a designer for Naef in 1980.
Here are some of my favourite Oguro’s toys for U-Plan and Naef:
Wooden Zoo Puzzle
Oriental Zodiac Puzzle
Pair of Bears