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
We are chasing new possibility of the lacquerware based on the traditional technique of making Takaoka lacquerware, and would like to suggest to actively use lacuerware matching with a modern lifestyle.
Sake cup and Sake pitcher with dents that fits nicely onto the palm of your hand will bring out theflavor of your alcohol.
Raden glass is suitable for a modern lifestyle due to its translucency and warmth of the glass, and mysterious brightness of the abalone shellfish.
Gold cherry blossom - black / vermilion -
Materials: Glass / Coating:Lacquer
Materials: Glass / Coating:Lacquer
Traditional Japanese seasonal designs on glassware and Masu cup, created with modern techniques and methods by ADERIA Co., Japan. While these exquisite pieces are practical, they elegantly decorate your table.
【 MIZORE (Sleety) finish 】
The finish of glass surface looks like an ordinary frosting but it's not the one. It's made by the special technology by ADERIA, called "Mizore (sleety) finishing" which is more glittering and also prevents glass surface from getting fingerprints.
Sake glass and Masu cup set with traditional Japanese seasonal designs.
Gold leaf patterns and the sparkle unique to glass create a modern and cool look.
Ideal also for an aromatic decoration. You can feel the faint scent of "hinoki" wood.
2 patterns are available.
Art.-A) SAKURA cherry blossoms:
Japan’s most representative flower in gold are inlayed on the glass.
Art.-B) YUKI-USAGI snow rabbit:
Rabbits are playing with snow flakes.
容 量： 210ml
材 質： ガラス / 塗：漆Material and coating:glass, lacquering
容 量： 50ml
材 質： ガラス / 塗：漆
Material/material..... Glass, Holz/wood (Japanese Cypress "hinoki")
Inhalt/contents..... 1x Sake glass, 1x Masu cup
Größe (ca.)/size (approx.).....
●Sake glass: Ø 55 x H. 90 mml (108 g) / capacity 100 ml
●Masu Cup: W. 72 x D. 72 x H. 46 mm (52 g)
Verpackung/Packaging..... Gift box (W. 140 x D. 101 x H. 60mm, ca. 280 g)
Hersteller/Manufacturer..... ADERIA by ISHIZUKA glass Co., Ltd./ Aichi, Japan
- "MASU CUP" is made of natural wood, not have the same wood grain and color.
- Not suitable for the dishwasher, microwave oven or heating
- "MASU CUP" : Aufgrund von Naturprodukte, leichte Abweichungen von der Abbildung sind möglich.
- "MASU CUP" und "SAKE GLASS" : Nicht geeignet für Spülmachinen und Mikrowelle.
Takaoka Lacqueware was first made in 1609 when Toshinaga Maeda, the second load of the Kaga Domain, built Takaoka Castle in Takaoka city. He ordered to make arms and armor, drawers, and low dining tables. After that new techniques such as tsuishu (堆朱) and tsuikoku (堆黒) were introduced by China. Also various techniques such as chokoku-nuri (彫刻塗), sabie (錆絵), raden (螺鈿), and zonsei (存星) which look solid using a variety of lacquer colors were produced, and those techniques developed Takaoka Lacquerware and made it famous.
These techniques took root as townspeople culture and had a progressive development due to the traditional festival in Takaoka where gorgeous festival cars called mikurumayama (御車山) have used and decorated with them.
In 1975, Takaoka Lacquerware has been nominated as traditional crafts of Japan.
Exploiting our traditional technique of Takaoka Lacquerware which has been cultivated since our inauguration in 1892, we have been dedicating to design products matching modern life. We also develop our products always keeping in mind to put ourselves in the customer’s shoes.
Exploiting our traditional technique of Takaoka Lacquerware which has been cultivated since our inauguration in 1892, we have been dedicating to design products matching modern life. We also develop our products always keeping in mind to put ourselves in the customer’s shoes. Ordering custom-made is available to be bought from one product. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information.
Our company was established with 10,000,000 yen in 1892 by Tatsujiro Amano as Amano Tatsujiro Store Co., Ltd. In 1971 it was incorporated as Amano lacquerware Co., Ltd. Now we have six employees to manufacture and sale of lacquerware and work on any business associated with the above.
Ohashi Ryoki, a company specialized for over 60 years in the manufacturing of traditional hand-crafted Masu cups.
It is located in Ogaki city, Gifu Prefecture, which accounts for about 80% of the production of masu cups in Japan,
also a major manufacturing center of Hinoki (cypress) lumber.
They developed a range of contemporary products inspired by masu cups made of Japanese Hinoki cypress.
This allows us to offer traditional masu cups as well as modern products such as the Eco humidifier,
colored or variant formed masu cups.