Japanese Whiskey Glass
Edo Kiriko, a traditional glass engraving technique developed during the late Edo Period, is often characterized by rounded edges and smooth cuts, the glass is a glistening, sparkling material that shows a different side of its beauty depending on the angle from which it is viewed.
Glassware made by an artisan carrying on the nearly 200-year old tradition of making Edo Kiriko glassware was created by a collaboration between a 1922-founded glass manufacturer and a 1922-founded glass manufacturer. To create this tiny glass, Horiguchi Toru, a 3rd generation master of Edo Kiriko, uses Jikabuki, a method that doesn’t require a mold.
In Japan’s northwestern Niigata Prefecture, Ojiya, a small city known for its traditional textile industry and the koshihikari variety of rice, has a folk tale that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Several centuries ago, a cedar tree was planted near the Mitsuboshi-ya liquor store in Ojiya, according to the book “The Legends of Ojiya” published in 1979. An ordinary tree began leaking sake one day, according to the story, but nothing special about it.
According to the narrator, it was the end of 1916. The trunk of a cedar split one morning when I woke up. I found it strange when I heard a gurgling sound as a white, watery substance started to flow out.”
Size of Japanese whiskey glass
There is no bottom in this glass so it holds 4 ounces but it is wider than traditional tasting glasses. Some Japanese whiskey glass with wooden base can holds upto 4.5 oz depending on the manufacturer demands.
Wooden-base Japanese whiskey glass
Featuring an elegant wooden base, the Japanese Whisky Lover’s Glass gives your beloved whiskey a place to rest solidly within an old fashioned glass.
The two objects become one when connected to form an eye-catching whole. They come in either a beech (light) or a black walnut (dark) wood finish. These lil beauties will make your next pour of Japanese whisky, scotch, bourbon or any whiskey that you enjoy much more enjoyable!
History of Japanese Glass
The Satsuma kiriko was created by glass craftsmen from Edo (now Tokyo) under the auspices of Shimazu Narioki (1791-1859).
In Nagasaki, foreign books were used as a model for our manufacturing methods. It was introduced by Shimazu Nariakira, the son of Narioki, into his Shuseikan Enterprise, manufacturing steel, textiles, and other goods through its factories.
Craftsmanship was excellent in the cut glass.
She sent several of them as gifts to other feudal lords and was extremely fond of them. As a result of financial hardships, damage to the factory caused during the bombardment of Kagoshima, and disruptions during the Satsuma Rebellion, the manufacture of Satsuma kiriko was discontinued during the early Meiji period.
Tokyo and Osaka became the centers of craftsmen and skills. Since Satsuma kiriko was only produced a few times back then, they command high prices as antiques.( Source)