The best technology at the service of design
There are more than 200 manual manufacturing processes that serve to create a Masunaga eyewear.
And in each of them is kept the knowledge of the best Japanese craftsmen who since 1905 have been making the frames of what is today the oldest eyewear factory in Japan, once at the service of the imperial family.
Each Masunaga piece is a piece of history: the story of a unique production process for technology and innovation. Artisans take care of everything - drawings, prints, finishes - and finish the models with a special technique: Masunaga is in fact the only eyewear company in the world that brushes acetate with a clay mixture capable of giving the frames a smooth effect, with an almost velvety touch.
The founder, Gazaemon Masunaga, has selected the best Japanese craftsmen from the beginning with the aim of becoming a true center of excellence in design eyewear. Today his philosophy continues to live in his factory in Fukui, which has become one of the 3 major regions in the world for the production of sunglasses and eyeglasses. Its vintage and timeless models are still handmade, in a long production process that Masunaga has managed to internalize in its entirety, from the choice of raw materials to the finishes. A quality control that supervises each phase and that has made Masunaga a cornerstone of the optical industry, Japanese and worldwide.