Daizoh Makihara is an Independent watchmaker based in Japan.

Born in 1979, Daizoh Makihara joined Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College in Tokyo at the age of 27. Before that he had been working as a cook at hotels and vocational schools. After attaining his graduation from this specialised institution, he began making watches. He then joined as a teacher at the Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, the same institution where he studied from 2007 to 2010.

In 2017, he established his own brand “DAIZOH MAKIHARA WATCH CRAFT JAPAN”. In 2019, DAIZOH launched KIKUTSUNAGIMON SAKURA, the first wristwatch in the world to incorporate Edo Kiriko, a Japanese traditional craft. Daizoh is a candidate member of AHCI Independent Watchmakers Association in Switzerland since 2019.

DAIZOH MAKIHARA Kikutsunagimon Sakura
DAIZOH MAKIHARA Kikutsunagimon Sakura

His notable creations are “Kikutsunagimon Sakura” and “Kacho Fugetsu“. In Japanese language, 菊繋ぎ紋 桜 (kikutsunagimon sakura) refers to ‘chrysanthemum seal pattern & cherry blossoms’ and 花鳥風月 (kacho fugetsu) means ‘beauties of nature’.

DAIZOH MAKIHARA Kikutsunagimon Sakura

When it comes to the “kikutsunagimon sakura” timepiece, 菊 (kiku) means Chrysanthemum, which represents the Japanese Imperial Seal and 桜 (sakura) means Cherry Blossoms, the national flower of Japan. Representing the authority of the Emperor, the Imperial Seal of Japan features a 16-petal chrysanthemum with sixteen tips of another row of petals showing behind the first row.

DAIZOH MAKIHARA Kikutsunagimon Sakura

The artistically crafted dial of this pink gold watch boasts 菊 紋 (kiku mon) or Imperial Japanese Seal (chrysanthemum seal) pattern decoration. The hand-winding movement of this timepiece is decorated with Cherry Blossoms (sakura) pattern.

The DAIZOH MAKIHARA “Kacho Fugetsu” watch is inspired by the attractions of beautiful nature, such as flower (ka), bird (cho), wind (fu) and moon (getsu). These are depicted by hand-crafted sculptures and decorative patterns.

DAIZOH MAKIHARA Kacho Fugetsu watch

In this watch, the off-centred dial and movement plates are decorated with hand-engraved Hemp leaf pattern.

Technical details

Model: DAIZOH MAKIHARA “kikutsunagimon sakura”

18K Pink Gold
Water resistance: 3BAR (30 meters)

Japanese traditional arts and crafts “Kikutsunagimon”
Hands: Blue steel hands

Hand winding (Cal.DM 01)
Movement decoration: The cherry tree design by the hand engraving
17 jewels
Frequency: 18000 / h

Crocodile strap with 18K pink gold buckle

Approximate retail price
¥ 5,903,700- (including Tax) ~ JPY
Made-to-order only

Model: DAIZOH MAKIHARA “Kacho Fugetsu”

Stainless steel case

Japanese traditional craft Edo Kiriko specification “white-eye and cherry blossoms”
Hands: Manually blued steel hands

Manual winding (Cal.DM 02)
Automatic petal opening / closing mechanism
24 hours (10 o’clock position)
12 hours (2 o’clock position)
Perpetual moon phase (1 day error in 122 years)
Hemp leaf pattern by hand engraving (both front and back)
Number of stones: 25 stones
Frequency: 18,000 vibrations / hour
Diameter: 42 mm
Power reserve: 38 hours

Crocodile strap with stainless steel buckle

Contact details

Phone: (+81) 90-6652-0277
Website: https://www.daizohmakihara.jp