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Hirota Glass

Taisho Roman KARAI Tumbler - ‘Ichimatsu’ (checker)

$128.00
Modern tumbler using traditional aburidashi glassmaking technique to create an opalescent checker pattern. Enjoy a glass of wine.
  • 5.5cm(2.16in) diameter
  • 8.7cmW x 9.5cmH (3.4 inW x 3.9 inH)
  • Made in Japan

About Hirota Glass
Founded in 1899, Hirota Glass is a top-class collective of glass art specialists, much of the designs inspired by glass art from the pre-war period.

About Aburidashi Craft
The “aburidashi” technique is an old-world technique that had once been a lost art, and was able to be resurrected by Hirota Glass through trial and error. Aburidashi technique was a widespread glass art during the Meiji period (1868~1912), and Taisho period (1912~1926), hence the name ‘Taisho-Roman’. 

The technique involves the use of “‘bone ash” to create an opalescent pattern at the time of glass molding.