Kutani Japanese Glass / Old Pattern 1 / Plaid
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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
General Product Information
This is a free glass (lattice) from "Kutani Wa Glass" a fusion of Kutani pottery and hand-blown glass.
The design is a mixture of Japanese and Western styles to fit easily into today's lifestyle. The barium crystal of the glass part has transparency and luster, does not contain lead, which is an environmental concern, and has excellent hardness and scratch resistance. You can choose from 30 different designs and pretty sure that you will find your favorite one!
When did these crafts start to craft?：400 years ago / 1600AD / Edo period in Japan
The first Kutani-ware kiln was established in the early Edo period (1600s), but was forced to close due to suspicion of smuggled goods. However, the pieces produced at that time regained popularity again with their gorgeous colors and distinctive designs. Kutani-ware made during this period is called "Ko-Kutani" and is still sold today at very high prices as vintage pieces. One hundred years later, the Kutani-ware market was once again booming, and various styles of Kutani-ware were created up to the present day.
A company that has been making Kutani pottery in Ishikawa Prefecture since 1964. In addition to normal Kutani pottery, the company specializes in developing products that fuse handmade craftsmanship, such as Kutani Wa Glass, which is a combination of Kutani pottery and Edo glass. The company has many products that reveal new possibilities of traditional craftsmanship that harmonize with living spaces in both Japanese and Western styles.
We believe that rather than preserving tradition, collaboration with areas that have never crossed paths will create a chemical reaction. In the midst of changing lifestyles, both Japanese and Western, we will build a new era by creating products that blend into modern life.
Received Good Design Award
Your Contribution to Craftsman
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
Kintsugi Insurance Service：Eternal Product Life
What is Kintsugi: Explanation and PICTURE
Kintsugi is one of the traditional skills in Japan repairing broken ceramics or glass. Broken part will be mended with lacquer and the product will get more beautiful look with covering gold/silver on the area of breakage.
Cost for Kintsugi Insurance
Our selling price includes Kintsugi Insurance (Only in the case of kintsugi available products such as Ceramics). Once our products are broken, please let us know and send it to Japan. Your product will be back to your home with upgrading beautiful outlook!
Although Kintsugi itself is free as an insurance service, delivery fee will be owned by customers each time. However, it will worth using this kintsugi service since the story between you and products will continue!
Material & Caution
Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.
Please note that it will take about a week for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.
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