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Left-Hand piece.                                                                Right-Hand piece

Even though the folks at PuzzleMaster who did the illustration for the solution, did a very fine job indeed . . . their original schematic solution involves a table of values, and no easy reference point (although one can carefully study the makeup of the two pieces from the drawing and afix a reference point for oneself).   Personally, I'm not keen at following a table of values, although I did have to here in order to arrive at the solution's end.   There may be a great many of you puzzlers out there who feel the same way.

So, with the aid of actual real-time photos -- and an easier, viewable reference point with which to start your quest (the Hanayama word stamped into the face of one of the pieces) -- I hope to help the viewer follow a less frustrating path .

I give the folks at PuzzleMaster a great deal of credit for their devoted efforts in the fabrication of all their illustrations for all their solutions .   Without them, I would not have had the understanding of how to have finally come this far .

In PuzzleMaster's schematic solution, the white piece -- which has the 'Hanayama' stamp on it (not shown, but correctly facing the viewer) -- is in reverse left-to-right position from what my starting photo position is.

If you were to rotate the two pieces, you would end up with the orientation
that I am starting you out with, as in figure 3.

Here is what I start you out with in the real-time photos below.

Orient the puzzle so that the tiny word 'Hanayama' appears on the Left-Hand piece.
The Right-Hand photo shows the two pieces starting to slide away from each other.

Here, at the end of the slide travel, you cannot separate the pieces,
but have to slide up and over around the perimeters of both of them.
~ Here, your Quest begins! ~

    The RH pc starts upwards one notch . . .                    . . . and one notch away from you on the LH pc

The RH pc starts upwards a 2nd notch . . .              . . . and travels to the 2nd notch on the LH pc

The RH pc continues upwards a 3rd notch . . .           . . . and travels to the 3rd notch on the LH pc

The RH pc continues upwards a 4th notch . . .           . . . and travels to the 4th notch on the LH pc

Slide over one more notch on the LH pc . . .           . . . come down two notches with the RH pc

~ Here's the middle point of your travel.
Notice that you never have to slide to the last notch in the perimeter travel of the LH pc.
You will now start to come back to the starting point, but with different directions ~
Slide back two notches on the LH pc

Go down one notch with the RH pc . . .                          . . . slide back a notch on the LH pc

Go down one notch with the RH pc . . .                          . . . slide back a notch on the LH pc

Here is where the two pieces disengage . . . at the offset notches of each piece
(as shown in the last photo below)

The 'zig-zag' release notches on both pieces look like this.
They are next to the long notches .

~ As with all puzzles, to reassemble, just journey through this solution in reverse ~

Take note of the two special moves that go off from the norm (at figures 9 & 10):
* slide two notches on the perimeter of the LH pc
 * either go up or down two notches with the RH pc

(. . . . . depending if you're disassembling or re-assembling)

For those of you who would like to follow the solution using numerical notation,
I give you the following diagram -- offered by my good friend George Bell .
Check out his 'Peg Solitaire' page

note: I don't know if this notation necessarily follows my photo solution above,
but if you have any questions, feel free to contact George at : gibell@comcast.net