I agree. I’ve always been impressed with the quality of workmanship from Japan. My research tells me that the label on this violin dates it to between 1914 and 1921. So maybe 100 years old or close.
The luthier doing the work told me that it was well made. Very plain wood with not much figure but well constructed. I just like keeping it in the family and passing it on.
I’m always amazed that these seemingly fragile instruments can stay around so long.