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Portrait & Studio Shots with Japanese Watchmaker Masahiro Kikuno

Watches By SJX have a fantastic write-up on Japanese watchmaker Masahiro Kikuno, including photographs of his studio and the tools he uses to hand-make wadokei-inspired wristwatches.

Despite being just 33 years old, Masahiro Kikuno makes wristwatches by hand in a rigorously traditional manner, inspired by the craftsmen who built wadokei, or traditional Japanese clocks, in the 19th century.

Based in the small city of Matsudo, an hour’s drive from Tokyo in Chiba prefecture, Kikuno crafts his timepieces inside his home, working in a converted bedroom, while the garage is the machine shop and the spare toilet a metal treatment facility. Shared with his wife, Kikuno’s house is compact, clean and comfortable, like many Japanese homes.

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