The Zazen series of Handmade eyewear from Japan was formed with the single mission of sharing what Sabae City in Japan has perfected in the past 104 years in glasses creation: the unspoken beauty in design, exquisiteness in quality and forms and the rich tradition of over a century in fine handmade craftsmanship of glasses from Japan.
Sabae city in Japan is the heart of eyewear production in Japan. Hundreds of glasses factories and supporting parts producers are producing the highest quality optical and sunglasses frames by division of labor, capitalizing on the strengths of each other. The optical and sunglasses handmade in Sabae City, Japan takes pride in ultimum quality second to none other globally.
Each pair of optical glasses or sunglasses are handmade perfectly for the best quality.
Sabae city in Japan used to be a poor farm village buried in the snow in winter over a century ago. In the early 20th century, the forerunners began making eyewear glasses as a mean to earn income even during the winter aged season when farming was not possible. The pioneers visited Osaka then to learn the various production techniques then, return to Sabae and started the art of eyewear making. The reputation of Sabae`s eyewear production capability reached a memorable milestone when it invented the first Made in Japan titanium eyewear in the world in the early 80`s, taking the world by storm. Since then, Sabae city in Japan established the undisputed reputation of the premium handmade eyewear producer of the world - producing some of the world`s best known brands via OEM assignments, as well as launching several innovation and award winning eyewears from Japan.
The aspiration of Zazen is to bring the ultra premium spectacle frames and sunglasses from Sabae city of Japan to the world so that more people would be able to appreciate the highest quality handmade optical frame and sunglasses from Japan.
It is all about unwavering passion in producing the best eyewear carefully handcrafted in Japan from what we had learnt through past generations, be it for daily use or appreciating the artful design and skill.