Japanese clock

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Edo period clock in collection of Tokyo National Science Museum.

The Japanese clock is a device made to tell the time according to Japanese tradition.[1]

These clocks were introduced to Japan via Jesuit missionaries in the 16th century.[1]

In 1612, the clockmaker of Philip II of Spain created a working timepiece which became a gift for Tokugawa Ieyasu.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Clocks" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 132.