This glass pair was created to match any Western or Japanese environment. Kutaniwa glasses are famous the world over for their colorful Kutani porcelain designs crafted by hand from a mixture of Edo glass and blown glass. It is generally very difficult to adhere to porcelain and glass. However, porcelain alone was undesirable as the color of the drink within could not be seen. Thus, a method to effectively combine porcelain and glass was researched, and the current design received the prestigious Good Design Award in 2006. This glass pair was created to match any Western or Japanese environment, and has a lovely design that’s sure to bring sophistication to your table.
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- The world famous "Japan Kutani"
- Japanese traditional technology with more than 100 years history
- All hand made
Japan’s World Famous Kutani Ware
The Kutani-yaki method of creating designs in ceramic has been referred to Kutani ware for several hundreds of years, and is prized the world over for its high quality. This method has been passed down for generations, and is still used by artisans today. Particularly, this design which is referred to as Kinhanazume is very popular.
The beautiful, refined earthenware patterns of Kutani-yaki are crafted from the soil of Kaga’s Hyakumangoku. This style came about from its history as a gift to noblemen throughout history.
An Excellent Design Achieved Through Japanese Technology
It is generally very difficult to adhere to porcelain and glass. However, porcelain alone was undesirable as the color of the drink within could not be seen. Thus, a method to effectively combine porcelain and glass was researched, and the current design received the prestigious Good Design Award in 2006. This method of adhesion is very sturdy and refined. The difference between this method and those that attempt to copy it is clear when looking at the quality and stability of the finished product.
Handcrafted Pieces with Over 100 Years of Tradition
Each Kutaniwa glass is handcrafted in Japan in Kagawa prefecture’s Nomi City, the birthplace of Kutani-yaki.
The glass portion of each glass is carefully made, piece by piece, in a factory in Chiba prefecture. The glass is made using fine crystal, and does not use lead. It is eco-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about it negatively affecting the environment.
The porcelain portion of each glass is crafted with care in a casting mold. The Shirochibu-Tessen and Kinhanazume designs cast into the porcelain are made with the more than 100 year old Kutani-yaki method. Each design is carefully drawn one-by-one by a skilled artisan.
- Size: 8cm by 17cm
- Volume: 280 ml
- Materials: crystal glass, porcelain
Made in Japan
- Made by Seiho-do Inc
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