Fusion of tradition and innovation
The beauty of translucent yet hard glass Materials, holds various expressions through lights and echos with brilliant resonance. Applying Raden (mother of pearl) technique onto this glass Materials, and adding a finishing touch of lacquer creates “Raden glass”. The beautiful iridescent shimmer of a rainbow and the warmth of lacquer is a fusion of Japanese and Western, as well as a combination of traditional and modern refinement. Please enjoy this mystique glimmer of Raden glass while sipping Japanese sake.
Raden (mother of pearl) glass
What is Raden (mother of pearl)?
Raden is a distinguished traditional crafting technique since the Tenpyo period, and were deeply valued and preserved in the Soshoin treasure house of Todaiji temple in Nara. This crafting uses abalone shellfish that has iridescent shimmer of a rainbow (as shown in upper right picture). The abalone is cut into about 0.1mm of thin strips with sword and needles, then combined together to create luminous landscapes, birds and flowers. This graceful and elegant design is a typical technique of the Takaoka Japanned-ware and were designated by the country as a traditional craft in 1975.
Until Screw glass is made
- Inspecting glass according to strict standards
- Machining screws (abalone shell)
- Manually paste the screw from the back of the glass
- Coat lacquer many times with brush
- Inspected and delivered to customers