This book presents a beautiful visual development and introduction of “Japanese glass”.
From the Meiji period to the early Showa period, the production of glassware became widespread in Japan.
A wide variety of glass was produced, including products that imitated Western designs, those to which originality was added along the way, and designs fused with ancient Japanese patterns.
Even within the same shape, there was a wide variety of color and pattern variations, giving it many different looks.
Glass has developed not only from an industrial background, but also with a cultural background.
“Ice cups” were used to serve shaved ice, “ice cream cups” were used exclusively for ice cream, and “glass cups” were used for drinking Western liquors, which were beginning to spread.
“Liqueur glasses” for drinking Western liquors, which are becoming increasingly popular: …….
Many of the photographs show the transparency and lightness of such glass.
By looking at them from different angles and in close-up, the viewer can appreciate the depth of the works even more.
- Release Date:
- July, 2016
- Seibundo shinkosha