Traditional Crafts of Tokyo 東京の伝統工芸品Traditional Crafts of Tokyo 東京の伝統工芸品

Edo Glassware

Edo Glassware Photo

A sophisticated touch of mouth can even change the taste of water.
Edo Glassware was created as a hybrid of imported foreign technologies from China and Europe and Japanese traditional technology in the early 18th century, and reached its peak in the mid-nineteenth century as a local industry in Tokyo. While mass production prevailed in other countries, the small lot production of many products was selected by Edo Glassware flourishing in Japan, where home consumption was a trend. They can manufacture any original products precisely in line with a particular order, and reasonable price is possible even for a small lot production. This is because of their experience and achievements to manufacture products of various shapes. Recently, the number of glass factories decreased in Europe, but Tokyo, one of famous glass production centers in Japan, became one of the famous centers in the world. The tumblers and wineglasses pleasant to the taste are highly valued. Sake glasses and other glasses are drawing attentions of the world as same as Washoku, registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, and they have particular shapes calculated to enhance tastes and flavors. The craftsmen’s skills were trained to keep a high-level quality and they are highly acclaimed as an equal match for European high-grade crystal brands.
Glassware Manufacturing Association
Address: 36-6, Ryogoku 4-chome, Sumida-ku, Tokyo