Watch to Travel Japan with Scents and Art
Mt.Fuji, a popular tourist spot where many foreign tourists visit to see the symbol of Japanese beauty. Maneki-neko and Daruma known to bring good fortune in Japan.
Sanada Yukimura and Oda Nobunaga, internationally famous samurai warriors who pursued their lives with pride.
This is JAPAN series designed with the symbols that Japan extols to the world.
Enveloped by forest, feel the breeze in whiteness.
The scent of Hinoki, a high-quality building material is well known for its natural insect repelling and relaxing qualities. Hōryū-ji, a Buddhist temple built in the Asuka period, is a famous building constructed from this wood.
Japanese people with long lives have been known to enjoy Hinoki’s scent from 1300 years ago. Its English name is “Japanese Cypress”.
Modest excellence, Elegance without affectation.
Tsubaki has been known across the world as the “Japanese Rose”. It is widely known for its oriental and exquisite beauty. You too can adorn this symbolic flower of the heroine that appeared in the romantic opera La traviata.
In the language of flowers, Tsubaki means “modest excellence”, “elegance without affectation”, and “virtuous humility”. You could say that the red Tsubaki is the ideal symbol of Japanese women.
Scent of Agarwood Incense adds ‘healing’ to our everyday lives.
It is said that incense was introduced into Japan with Buddhism around the 6th century. During the Heian period (794-1185), it became popular among the aristocracy. In Sengoku period (1467-1590), it is said that the Samurai warriors perfumed their armors. They burned the incense to calm their minds before going to a battle.
The incense has been used in various places throughout the ages. Nowadays, it is added to our everyday lives to ‘heal’ modern people tired from daily stress.
Mt. Fuji is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and the symbol of Japan.
It is widely known around the world for its graceful appearance with perpetual snow. It is also the highest peak in Japan. It’s been also depicted in songs and paintings from ancient times. It influenced foreign artists through Japanese arts such as Ukiyo-e. The name of Mt. Fuji is internationally famous now. And, it’s a popular tourist spot where many foreign tourists visit to see this symbol of Japanese beauty.
Beyond high violent billows, Mt. Fuji is quietly enshrined in contrast.
The design of Mt. Fuji with raging waves has been also popular in the ukiyo-e world. The sunrise from Mt. Fuji is seen is a good financial fortune in Feng Shui. The watch expresses Mt. Fuji as the modern symbol of Japan.
Maneki-neko Scent of Hinoki
There are various opinions about the origin of Maneki-neko. All say that it brings good fortune. It is said that the cat’s raised right hand brings economic fortune. A raised left hand invites customers. How about looking for your favorite Maneki-neko? By the way, KAORU’s Maneki-neko hand is raised to bring good economic fortune.
Daruma Scent of Camellia
It was originally an ornament that imitates Zen meditation posture of Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk. In the Edo period, the ornament went for sale with his eyes left blank. It spread all over Japan as a talisman. In a ceremony, someone paints in the left eye and makes a wish. The right eye is pained when the wish is granted. KAORU’s daruma has already both eyes painted believing your wishes will surely come true.
Oda Nobunaga, a Samurai Warrior who accomplished novel ideas and innovations
He led his troops to victory from a severe disadvantageous situation at the “battle of Okehazama.” He made his name famous around the world. He carried out reforms one after another. And, he made rapid progress in unifying the whole country underneath him. Mokkoumon, the most well-known family crest among the 7 kinds of Nobunaga’s crests, was selected as a motif of the design. Mokkoumon is known to be used as a wish for the prosperity of his descendants. Ichimatsu Pattern, one of the Japanese traditional patterns and adopted to the emblem of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. It is also arranged at the bottom right. (This continuous pattern also means prosperity. It is cherished by many people as a pattern that gives good fortune to one`s descendant’s or helps business expansion.)
Sanada Yukimura, a Samurai Warrior who lived up to the principles to his last
Sanada Nobushige (Yukimura) is a warrior called the “number one warrior in Japan”. He was daring and resolute in the Siege of Osaka and drove Tokugawa Ieyasu into a corner. The whole design was unified in red using Sanada’s famous akazonae (red arms) as a motif. (Akazonae is a sort of military design in which all arms including armor and flag were colored red.) Rokumonsen, motif arranged in the upper left is the most well-known family crest. It expresses the “resolution as a samurai warrior.” “Musubitsurigane” at the bottom right is the crest which Sanada army wore. It means “bird of happiness.”
|Color||Mt.Fuji WHITE KAORU002FH / Mt.Fuji BLUE KAORU002FJ
Lucky Cat KAORU002MH / Daruma KAORU002DT
Samurai BLUE KAORU002BJ / Samurai RED KAORU002B
|Case size||Height38 × Width38mm / Thickness8.5mm|
|Strap size||Width18mm / Circumference 12.5-21cm|
|Case cover||Plactic||Warranty||Half year|
All four types of TOKYO series expressed powerfully the glittering day and night, the world’s ticking Tokyo streets and Japan’s representative sport Sumo wrestling.
All three types of KYOTO series consists of Chōjū-giga Model that is a caricature scroll depicting humorous rabbit and frog, and Kyoto’s symbol, the Maiko design.
Each watch chooses a story of Japanese Virtue
Japanese Patterns of package portray Japanese traditions and sporits.
The packageing is cute like bag of candy and makes for an ideal present.
This is a buddhist scriptures term meaning “seven precious treasures”. It refers to such treasures as gold, silver, and lapis lazuli.The pattern of chained cloisonne is associated with the symbol of “peace and harmony” because of its endless linkage.
The name Ichimatsu is associated with Kabuki actor Ichimatsu Sanogawa who wore this pattern on his costume. This pattern is loved as a type of plaid and has been well known internationally from long ago.
LEAF OF HEMP(麻の葉)
This pattern was named due to its similarity to the shape of the hemp leaves. Associated wituh the fast and straight growth of hemp, this pattern was often used to express a wish for a child’s growth.
The logos of “KAORU” and “Made in Japan” are engraved in the back of the watches case as an assurance of quality.