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Japanese History

Join Kamakuri-kun on her adventure to learn Japanese culture and History.

In an RPG setting you will learn an overview of Japanese History and learn some pivotal players of Japans past.

You play as an automaton built by a toy maker and brought to life by a Shinto priest.

You must prove your worth as a sentient being…

Battle and quiz your way to victory!

This mini series game is around 1 hour and a half long.

In this edutainment game.

This game is set in the Edo period and is a spin off from the Japanese language learning series Kana adventure 1 and 2.  You can learn Japanese with these following games:



Updated 26 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS
GenreEducational, Role Playing
TagsAlternate History, history, japan, RPG Maker


Buy Now$1.49 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.49 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Karakuri Kun (A Japanese Tale) Windows v3.zip 144 MB
Karakuri Kun (A Japanese Tale) Mac v3.zip 277 MB
Karakuri Kun (A Japanese Tale) Mac v4.zip 277 MB


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this art is beautiful but the game's writing is very poor quality, especially for an "edutainment" product.  please consider working with an editor or at least a proofreader.

I used Microsoft word the British edition. I would have thought that would have picked up any errors.

This is a side project. I was thinking from now to use American English. Thanks for your feedback, this project is not a primary focus. However, I will look into what you have said. I used Microsoft word but the different forms of English can be troublesome. I have been trying to use basic vocabulary to make it accessible to all.  And as you say the art is good and I think the actual historical content is good. One thing I have never been able to develop well is dialogue. It's all a learning curve.


I feel rather silly, but I can't even get to the gameplay. Like after the first dialogue box I can't work out any of the controls, getting out of the house, anything. This game looks really cute and interesting, but what are the controls? Is there some kind of walkthrough or tutorial to get started?

Ok so the keyboard up and down arrow keys etc move the charachter. Enter is interact with the environment such as dolls bookcases and beds. Escape is open menu. Hope this helps. Don't feel silly you must be new to these types of games and it's a good question really I should have put a list of controls for fresh players. If you want you can join a discord channel and you can ask me any questions regarding the game series.

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Thanks so much! And yes, definitely new to desktop games... but I think they're cute and fun. Can't wait to play!

Edit: Sorry, I'm still hitting problems. The esc will open the menu, but I can't back out of the options panel without hitting an error.    It basically shuts down and I can't continue playing. I can't save the game either, it makes a beep when I try. Not that I've been able to leave the house yet, though. And when I approach items and hit enter, nothing happens. :/ I'm on a mac, should I be downloading the second version?

Im guessing the game file is still in the downloads file it's a common problem with this type of game with Mac's. If you move it onto the desktop it should work fine.

Start by interacting with the doll and then go to bed  the game should explain itself from there.

Al get you a discord link to the channel one moment

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This link is for discord it wil invite you to the channel where you can ask for help on any of the games in the series. It expires in 24 hours. If, you don't have discord you can sign up easily it's great for game queries and socialising... And it will notify me quicker than this page :)

Edutainment that really looks like a game. Cool.

But the Mac version won't open. Anyone else having the same issue?

I ran the Terminal fix "xattr -cr /<app location>" but it did not work.

try moving it out of the downloads folder if that doesn't work Al check out what I can do tomorrow for you it's late here. Glad your playing the game have fun if you get it working. And Al message you tomorrow.

Hi I updated a new version although the current one might work. Make sure you are completely updated and then go to system preferences and allow the game. From there it should work. I got a mac user to ensure that this method works. Also make sure after that it is not in the downloads file after that. Happy gaming thanks for your interest in the game it means a lot to my development process in game dev.
Have a great day any more questions please ask.

The latest build works! Even within the Downloads folder.

Wow. The graphics and music are retro-awesome.  Thanks for the fix.

My pleasure please enjoy. You will learn a lot from the game about the core elements of the eras of Japanese History.  And it is a spin off from the language game if you are interested in learning Japanese.
Thanks for your interest it means a lot to a small time developer dreaming big.

Plenty of bugs. What to do isn't clear. Just wandering around until I finally encounter something I can actually do. This needs work.

Sorry you found bugs I thought I got rid of them.  The player is guided by it saying it's quiet in this part of the town and the doors to the next buildings only open when you complete the previous challenge. I will put a guide character in the game this afternoon.

What bugs did you find?

I fixed a a few bugs that were having a big impact on the game and added a guard that gives guidance. Thanks for the feedback

First game of the bundle that I really want to play! Kudos. Atmosphere and setting is great. An opportunity to learn a couple of things as we play as well. Thanks!

Glad that you appreciate the game. If you get into any trouble on the game you can join the discord channel Al post the link this afternoon. Essentially you go to the city and do the quests there. Start with the big building where the Shogun lives and then each neighborhood opens up as you speak to the infamous characters of Japanese history.

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