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Glass 24% / Tsurugi (Sword)

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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?

Product Story

General Product Information

This glass is an original series of the Glass Atelier RAU which is made of thick glass fabric with a heavy weight. The sword-like cutting deeply engraved on the side and the U-shaped digging, which is a characteristic of Tenma faceting, create an artistic gem that reveals a magnificent two-color gradation.The beautifully shining Tenma kiriko cut glass, like a jewel, will never bore you.
Why don't you incorporate Tenma Kiriko into your daily life?

Red crystal, a material containing 24% to 25% lead oxide, is used.
It is heavy and has excellent transparency and luster due to an increase in the refractive index of light. Glasses, that is cut to take advantage of these characteristics, are treated as top grade products.

・Shining like a kaleidoscope
At first glance, Tenma kiriko cut glass seems simple. The characteristics of this glass appear when a drink is poured into it.
When water is poured into the glass, the shaved part on the side becomes like a concave lens, reflecting the pattern on the bottom, and the reflection of the water makes it sparkle.
The kaleidoscope-like luster of the pattern gradually rising from the bottom as light refracts off of it when a drink is poured into it, and the cornerless cutting that fits comfortably in the hand, make this a truly artistic piece that is something beautiful both for appreciation and for daily use.

 Product History

When did these crafts start to craft?:23 years ago / 2000AD / Heisei period in Japan

In the Tenma area, glass manufacturing began in the middle of the Edo period (1603-1867) and factories were built one after another.
As time went by, factories gradually ceased to operate, and the only one that remained was Ura Glass Works (today's Glass Atelier RAU), which had been producing various glass products since its establishment in 1933. After repeated trial and error in an effort to preserve glass in Osaka, they invented "Tenma kiriko cut glass" in 2000, which is unique to Osaka and different from conventional faceting.

・Simple yet beautiful Tenma kiriko cut glass
Edo kiriko cut glass and Satsuma kiriko cut glass are characterized by sharp and regular patterns using a V-shaped blade, while Tenma kiriko cut glass is sharpened with a U-shaped blade and polished by hand, which is a time-consuming process that produces a softer look and a simple yet beautiful finish.


Craftsman Story

Craftsman Profile

Glass Atelier RAU
A glass studio established in 1933, the company has produced numerous table glasses, and in 2000 created its original brand of "Tenma kiriko cut glass" using its own unique technique.
We produce uniquely beautiful faceting using traditional techniques.

Craftsman Passion

"Beauty for appreciation" and "Beauty for use"
While preserving traditional techniques, Tenma kiriko cut glass is evolving day by day by actively adopting new and superior techniques.
Tenma kiriko cut glass, created with advanced techniques and new ideas, is as beautiful as a jewel, shining like a kaleidoscope, and never boring to look at.

Achievement

Technical Achievement Award
Osaka Mayor's Award
Tenma faceting selected as a gift to the heads of state at the G20 Osaka Summit

 

Your Contribution to Craftsman

Customer Voice

Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!

Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?

As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!

We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo


Measurement

Width:7.4cm
Depth:7.4cm
Height:11cm
Weight:440g
 

Material & Caution

Materials

Glass

 

Caution

Individual Difference

Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.

Delivery Date

Please note that it will take about a month for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.

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