Clock museum shows passage of time

National | MUSEUM MUSINGS Sep 28, 2002

Clock museum shows passage of time

by Yumi Wijers-Hasegawa

For Edo Period Japan, knowing the precise time was more a status symbol than an everyday necessity. "When one could clearly make out the back of one's outstretched hand, that was around 'akemutsu,' or slightly before sunrise," explained Midori Kamiguchi, 56, curator of Daimyo Dokei ...