A relatively young craft, Japanese glassware doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. It wasn’t commercially produced in Japan until the Edo Period (1603-1868), when craftspeople were taught and honed techniques imported from Europe. Today, traditional Japanese glassware survives in the form of the elaborate designs of Tokyo-based Edo-kiriko and the recently revived layered colored glass version of Kagoshima Prefecture’s Satsuma-kiriko.
This month, On Design introduces three new glassware products, each using different Japanese glass-making techniques.
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