Since their beginning in ancient Egypt some 7,000 years ago, timepieces have evolved greatly in terms of mechanism, accuracy, size, and portability. Here you can learn about the evolution of timepieces and Japan’s own unique traditional clocks, the wadokei.
The invention and development of mechanical timepieces
Wadokei (traditional Japanese clocks)
In Japan, during the Edo period (1603 - 1867), a unique type of mechanical clock was created to accommodate the seasonal time system used in that period.