Masunaga Optical was founded in 1905 by Gozaemon Masunaga and was the driving force behind the development of the optical industry in Fukui, Japan.
The birth of the MASUNAGA since 1905 collection pays tribute to classic and timeless designs of Masunaga’s own historic frames.
In September 1933, Masunaga Optical presented three solid gold frames to the Emperor of Japan when he visited Fukui area.
The MASUNAGA G.M.S. (Gozaemon Masunaga Spectacles) series is directly inspired by the frames created for the Emperor.
In 1970, one of our products the “Custom 72” was placed in the time capsule at the Osaka World Expo. This remarkable result of the Custom 72 has inspired the designs of the MASUNAGA collection.
Meticulous craftsmanship is evident in the countless steps of the manufacturing process.
Masunaga does not rush the process. No shortcuts are taken; no compromises are made in the creation of each MASUNAGA frame.
Featuring beautifully hand polished Japanese acetate, high grade pure titanium, durable seven barrel hinges, distinctive silver rivets, MASUNAGA since 1905 collection confirms what Masunaga Optical has achieved over the
past century.

For the 2017 s/s collection, MASUNAGA introduces 13 new ophthalmic styles and 9 sunglass styles. GMS-109-01 is a rimless sunglass style in crown-panto shape. Unique titanium/acetate combination designs are on the bridge and temples. Comet is a sophisticated titanium/acetate combination frame. The bridge, the titanium temples,
the end-pieces and even the washers behind the frame front feature beautifully pressed arabesque details to give users the ultimate feel of luxury.

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