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History of Shotoku Glass

Established as a manufacturer of light bulbs in 1922, Shotoku Glass were originally renowned for their niche technique in mouth-blown glass. As the light bulb industry automated, Shotoku Glass shifted to manufacturing glassware, concentrating on the production of mouth-blown glasses of several thousand kinds. Shotoku Glass is most known in Japan for their “Edo glass” – a small beer glass that is admired for its handiness and delicate strength, earning a high reputation with top restaurants and the hospitality industry. With a long and rich experience in mouth-blown glasses, Shotoku Glass has succeeded in creating an ideal series of very thin glassware.

Even thinner and tastier

The new glass series was named “USUHARI” meaning “thin glass” in Japanese. With a characteristic uniform thinness of less than 1mm and a fine finish of the rim, the series enhances the taste experience, offering a unique way of serving and enjoying drinks for any occasion. These glasses are widely used in advertising and marketing, for drink tastings, and in TV commercials because they express the original colour of beverages in superior clarity. USUHARI glassware attracts many industry experts and discerning drinkers, who wish to to expand their visual, tactile, and taste experience. The series has also been well received and recognized globally by art and design professionals, for its sophisticated utility and modern Japanese design. 

PDF Catalogue / Japanese & English

PDF Catalogue (Japanese & English, 49MB)

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Stockists in JAPAN

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