"Edo glass" is a handmade glass product that inherits the glass manufacturing process that originated in the Edo period (1603-1868). It is said that the Edo period began with the production of mirrors and glasses in the early 18th century, In the early Meiji period (1868-1912), the introduction of European technology made it possible to meet diverse needs, and it developed as a local industry in Tokyo.
Unlike mass-produced products made by machines, all Edo glass products are original and one-of-a-kind, The depth, flavor, and design quality that can be achieved only by handmade products are the characteristics of Edo glass. Glass is melted at a high temperature of about 1,400℃ and rolled on an iron pole, The glass is melted at a high temperature of about 1,400 degrees Celsius, rolled around an iron pole, and then blown, pressed, and stretched to form various types of vessels.
Edo glass" was designated as a traditional craft by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 2002 and as a national traditional craft by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2014.
TAJIMAGLASS INC. was founded in 1956 by Matsutaro Tajima as a glass tableware manufacturing factory in Koto-ku, Tokyo. Since then, the company has continued to carefully produce glass products that meet the needs of the times, one by one, by the hands of skilled craftsmen, for half a century. With its product development and technical capabilities cultivated over the years, the company continues to pass on the charm and culture of Japanese handmade glass to the future.
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