Ripple - Glass "water"
In the past, old downtown Tokyo was lined with many glass factories. However, when machine-made glasses took over the industry, handmade glass blowing factories disappeared one after another. Today, there are only two factories that continue to craft blown glass in Tokyo. The factory where Ripple and Tsuyu are produced is situated adjacent to a train station in the heart of downtown. You would be surprised that a glass factory exists in such a location.
Once you take a step into the factory, you will feel the strong heat from thea glass kiln filling the centre of the factory. The glass kiln stays lit 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. About 20 artisans stand around the kiln to blow air into glass one after another without uttering a word, demonstrating great teamwork. The factory has continued to make blown glasses for decades. The articles produced in the factory have changed with the times.
At the time of its founding, the factory used to produce light bulbs. The technique of blowing thin glass with equal pressure has continued from generation tofor generations to craft thinly-blown glasses today. The work of glass artisans is not about creating a single great product. They must create many products with the same design of a certain level of quality. The products made today and half a year later must be the same. The artisans see and steal the workmanship of experienced artisans to master it through daily discipline. By sharpening their intuition, they challenge their limits to create products of high precision.
Size: Width 80mm Depth 80mm Height 96mm (320ml)
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The word "glass" collectively refers to a wide variety of differently manufactured products, for example gently-curving mold-blown glass, thin and lightweight bowls and wine glass stems requiring a high level of skills. Their simple, neat appearance brings high-quality glamor to the table.
Our glassware is not heat resistant and may break when exposed to sudden temperature changes. Do not pour hot drinks into them. Please also avoid pouring cold drinks into your glassware items right after washing them with warm water. We recommend that you avoid washing them in the dishwasher, as hot or high pressure water may cause glassware damage or cloudiness, depending on the type of detergent. Our glassware is not microwave-safe or oven-safe. Be careful not to stack your glassware items unless they are of a stackable type, as stacking may cause glassware to become stuck and break. Layer a cloth or paper between the items if you need to stack them.
Please be careful not to allow small children to touch thin glass products directly with their mouths.
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All products are order-made and carefully processed, assembled, and finished by our craftsmen in Japan.
Regarding the tableware and small products, we ship the goods from japan within 7 days if we have stocks. If there is no available stock, we will accordingly inform you the lead time of the production.
For large quantities we will contact you.
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