those beautiful glass

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Glass is glass. If you want to find the romantic atmosphere of the Meiji or Taisho period in Japanese customs, then the glass is not to be missed. Xinglejun recommends 6 glass products for you, which are quite good choices for home use or gifts,Glass product   .

At the end of the 19th century, in Sumida Ward, where the commoners of Edo (formerly known as Tokyo) gathered, all kinds of glass products were sent out from here. On the other side, after some fiddling with high-end shops, they used to be called "Edo Kiriko" and were bought at high prices into the houses of wealthy businessmen and officials, and they were offered as a symbol of status.
I have been keen on hand-made clear and transparent Edo Kiriko tableware for many years. From the tea utensils used by French high-end home furnishing brands to receive VIPs, to the high-end black tea shop in Jiyugaoka in Tokyo, the newly built Sky Tree, and the high-end hotels in Kyoto, "Hirota Glass" adheres to the anti-epoch production method of hand-made and low-yield production. but active again.

Ryukyu glass is known for its color, and its colors are mainly the fiery red of the sun, the blue of the sea and the green of nature.

After the Second World War, there was a shortage of materials on Okinawa, so Okinawa craftsmen used the cola bottles and beer bottles discarded by the US military base to recycle and melt them into Ryukyu glass. Due to the use of glass bottles with mixed colors and technical defects at the time, the Ryukyu glass produced was uneven, and there were a lot of bubbles and fine lines. However, this thick and simple texture has become a unique feature of Ryukyu glass, and thus the unique glass culture and art of Okinawa was born.

More than 100 years ago, under the guidance of Shimadzu Qisugi, the lord of the Satsuma domain, the beautiful carved glass "Satsuma Kiriko" appeared. It combined Chinese glass plating techniques and European pondering techniques to make fine and elegant glass products. But after this period, the lineage of Satsuma Kiriko was interrupted. It wasn't until 1984, when modern craftsmen began to work hard to restore the craft, that Satsuma Kiriko reappeared in the world. The red, blue, and purple kiriko are meticulously carved one by one, their beauty is dazzling, and they change with the changing light. Because of the technique of "smudge", the color of Satsuma Kiriko is full of layers, and there is no lack of hand-made personality in it.

All time&style's blown glass is made of waste fluorescent tubes, which are quite environmentally friendly glass products. After the glass is melted, the shape is blown out in the air and carefully cut, which is the "Zoom Blowing" process. Each glass product that has been blown by the universe has a unique texture.

The flower utensil is not only used for flower arrangement, it is also a platform to display culture and beauty. In Japanese flower arrangement, the flower vessel is an important part of the whole work. Zhou blowing glass flower utensils lack the sharpness and coldness of ordinary glass products, on the contrary, it makes people feel warm and thick, which is very suitable for Japanese flower arrangements, and is an important element to promote a glimpse.

In the Kuroki Kuniaki Aya Workshop in Miyazaki Prefecture, Kyushu, its head is Kuroki Kuniaki, the successor of Japan's "Rinpa" glass craftsmanship and a famous Japanese glass craftsman. He was selected as Japan's "Modern Famous Worker" in 1991.

"Rinpai" is a genre of painting, centered on the painter Ogata Korin, showing rich decoration and design. In the process of glass blowing, Kurokaki uses unique techniques such as covering, inlaying, and fusing, and uses noble gold, platinum foil and other metals to construct the gorgeous texture and sense of space of his glass products, showing the Japanese style. Themes such as terroir, seasonal flowers and birds, wind and moon, etc., highlight the beauty of decoration and design of "Linpai" glass craftsmanship.

"Jia Pang Blowing" in a race against time

Vidro means "glass" in Portuguese, and the pronunciation is very similar to that of Bidro, so it is called "Hitage Bidro". The unique shape of the teapot is its representative vessel. The long spout extends forward, and the posture is elegant and extreme.

Glass blowing is a race against time, fast and meticulous in the short time before the high temperature cools and solidifies. And Hizen Bithara needs to be blown out using two glass rods at the same time, which is a special technique called "Gapang Blowing".

On the day of the interview, it was a holiday when the fire went out. Unfortunately, I didn’t see it with my own eyes. I only heard that the glass blowing rods used by the Sojima Glass Industry, which is famous for making Hizen Vidro, are also made in-house.

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