In Sabae City, Fukui prefecture in Japan where our company is located, there is the renowned Eiheiji Temple practicing Zen which is representative of Japan.
We thought of using the spirit of Zen to produce Handmade, Made in Japan eyewear frames with the same concept to protray calmness, thought provocation and in-depth wisdom.
We produce the Zazen series of eyewear in mind that you would be aware that it is the premium eyewear handmade in Japan with the mission to assist you to achieve perfection in terms of beauty, calmness and clear thoughts in life.
Zen is a Japanese word meaning “Ultimate Meditation”.
It is a school of thoughts in Japan that focuses on meditation and the core dynamics of nature.
Zen has a spirit. It is said that it accepts as it is and is not caught by other things.
We are making glasses that fully utilize the taste of the material as a model of that spirit.
As Sabae city Japan invented the world`s first pair of titanium eyewear in the early eighties, we believe we should keep on the tradition of making use of the superior titanium material. A lot of our handmade eyewear collection also make use of the celluloid material which is more shiny and harder than acetate. Celluoid eyewear also does not change shape as easily as acetate eyewear and this ensures maximum comfort. The characteristic of celluloid is also the reason why almost all professional guitarists make use of celluloid-made guitar picks and ping pong balls are made of celluloid. Sabae city in Japan is one of the few remaining places where master craftsman are still able to handcraft celluloid Made in Japan eyewear.
Zazen is the adoption of a sitting position, suspending all judgmental thinking and letting words, ideas, images and thoughts pass by without getting involved in them.
The Kazuzen series of eyewear has the Zazen spirit in mind in production.