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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
General Product Information
The glass is made of crystal manufactured by Kagami Crystal. This is the highest quality material among the crystals handled for the production of Edo faceted glass, and the transparency of the glass and the thinness of the mouth (mouth feel) enhance the artistic quality from an overall perspective.
It will make your room more gorgeous even if you display it as interior decoration. Why not incorporate Edo faceting into your daily life?
*Please note that there may be air bubbles or rust at the base of the rod during the glass blowing process. These crafts are hand-crafted so please enjoy the each difference as the part of the pattern!
When did these crafts start to craft?：200 years ago / 1834AD / Edo period in Japan
Edo faceting (Called Edo kiriko) is a glass craft made in Tokyo, Japan. It is said that it was first made in the late Edo period (1834AD) by a certain vidro wholesaler, who worked on the surface of glass. In 1881, an English cut glass engineer, Emanuel Hoptman, taught the technique of English cut glass, which was fused into the Edo faceting technique.
Kosho Nemoto / Nemoto-Glass
Founded in 1959 by Yukio Nemoto. After surviving World War II, he established his own glass studio at the age of 23. In his later years, he become the first person in the Edo Kiriko industry to receive the Medal with Yellow Ribbon (One of the medals of honor that Japanese government awards). Today, his son and grandson, the second and third generations, have inherited his passion and techniques. His numerous works have been endorsed by the Imperial Household Agency and the Prime Minister's Office and have been used as gifts for summit meetings.
"From Craft to Art"
On the base of the first generation's boldness and the second generation's delicacy, the third generation will establish a new expression with his sensibility and balance. I believe that the mission of the third generation is to design and convey genuine art correctly. I hope that my glasses will bring a wonderful new story to your life.
Received the Koto City Excellence Award at the 30th Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition.
The 2nd Kitahomi Sake Glass Competition, Kurokabe Keiunkan, Japan.
He has received many other awards for their work.
Your Contribution to Craftsman
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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!
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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.
Made to Order
Basically, this product is made to order, so it takes about 3 months from order to delivery. Please note that there may be unavoidable delays in delivery due to material shortages or delays in the production process.
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