Watch to Travel Japan with Scents and Art
Chōjū-giga (Animal Caricatures) expresses in this design a scene of joy of the frog and Rabbit’s from a picture scroll. And Maiko, the symbol of Kyoto.
KYOTO series is designed to include 3 types of designs for you to keep remembering the travel to Kyoto and to enjoy wearing its atmosphere.
The signs of spring faintly waft as if snuggling up to you.
In spring, as sakura blossoms blanket the islands of Japan from the south to the north like a delicate pink relay race, people’s minds begin to fill with sakura-tinted compassion. The graceful fragrance of the blossoms lift our moods. Perhaps this is why we feel joy watching cherry blossoms dancing in the wind.
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.
Chōjū-giga (Animal Caricatures) expresses in this design a scene of joy of the frog and rabbit’s from a picture scroll
The Frog and rabbit were selected as motifs from one of the Chōjū-giga. They depict the lovely personified animals and seen as the original manga. Asanoha monyo (stylized hemp leaf pattern) and sayagata monyo (key fret pattern) are also arranged in a cloud motif. It is the same for the watch’s belt.
What is the Chōjū-giga? it is a caricature scroll created sometime during the late Heian period to the early Kamakura period. It belonged to Kōzan-ji, in the Ukyō Ward, Kyoto, Japan. It’s 44 m long, and has internationally well-known, humorous caricatures.
Maiko model expresses the lovely and gentle Maiko’s appearance standing out with an aura.
You can see the attractive red leaves of Kyoto. Tsubaki model is themed around “Autumn in Kyoto” using darari-obi, red leaves, and maiko motifs.
Sakura model is themed around “Spring in Kyoto” using Japanese umbrella, cherry blossoms, and maiko motifs.
The beauty of transitioning seasons is expressed by using vivid colors. These colors are pink, red and vermillion. Pink is for the kanzashi (gorgeous hair ornaments). Red is for the darari-obi (dangling obi). Vermillion is for the Japanese umbrella which is part of Maiko’s charms.
|Color||Chōjū-giga KAORU002CS / Maiko RED KAORU002MT / Maiko PINK KAORU002MS|
|Case size||Height38 × Width38mm / Thickness8.5mm|
|Strap size||Width18mm / Circumference 12.5-21cm|
|Case cover||Plactic||Warranty||Half year|
All six types of JAPAN series consist of Japan’s representative Mt.Fuji, talisman Maneki-neko and Daruma, the samurai warriors Oda Nobunaga and Sanada Yukimura designed as motifs.
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.
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.