The contrast between sharp edges and a clear, shining mirror surface.
The distinctive, delicate touch of a craftsman’s handiwork.
Eternity you can love forever.
MINASE, Japanese watches that will be treasured for more than 100 years.
A workshop/store opened in “2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN,” the place for monozukuri, or the Japanese art of making things, located underneath the elevated railway tracks between JR Akihabara and Okachimachi stations, through a collaboration between Mr. Keiji Kanagawa, a watch engraver, and Kyowa Co., Ltd. At the workshop, you can see the meticulous and artistic engraving of Mr. Kanagawa up close. This is a special place for adults who are fanatical about watches. Enjoy the unique engraving of Mr. Kanagawa and the best of Japanese traditional techniques.
MINASE watches are made by true monozukuri, the Japanese art of craftsmanship.
At our atelier in Minase, Akita Prefecture, where even the landscape is similar to Joux Valley, the mecca of the Swiss watch industry, our craftsmen handcraft watches by themselves.
We take a look at the various skills used, the MORE structure, sallaz polishing, the case-in-case design, and more.