The Japanese clock is a device made to tell the time according to Japanese tradition.
These clocks were introduced to Japan via Jesuit missionaries in the 16th century.
In 1612, the clockmaker of Philip II of Spain created a working timepiece which became a gift for Tokugawa Ieyasu.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Clocks" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 132.