Two Shoktoku Glass Usuhari Tumbler M L LL Size Comparison
Shoktoku Glass Usuhari Tumblers With Box, Medium
Shoktoku Glass Usuhari Tumblers With Box, Large
Two Shotoku Glass Usuhari Tumblers in Box
Shoktoku Glass Usuhari Tumblers With Box, Large
Shoktoku Glass Usuhari Tumblers With Box, Large

Two Shotoku Glass Usuhari Tumblers in Box

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Description

Hand-blown by the team at Shotoku Glass, the Usuhari collection of glass has a uniform thinness of less than 1mm. The glasses are remarkably light and special to hold.

Monocle captures the essence of the glasses well: "Sip a shochu from a Shotoku glass and every other drinking vessel suddenly feels disappointingly clumsy and mass-produced by comparison. Shotoku glasses turn up in all the smartest – but not necessarily the most expensive – bars and restaurants in Tokyo. Aficionados won’t drink from anything else."

The Tumbler style is a typical glass shape and suitable for beer and soft drinks alike. The two glasses come in a wooden box to keep the glasses safe during delivery and while stored.

Sizes

Three sizes of tumbler are currently available:

  • Medium (M) - 250ml
  • Large (L) - 340ml (a standard drinks can is 330ml)
  • Extra Large (LL) - 480ml

Care Notes

These glasses are very delicate and should be hand cleaned with a soft cloth. Rapid temperature changes could shatter the glass. Do not put in the dishwasher.

About Shotoku Glass

The Shotoku Glass (松徳硝子) furnace burns 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, always between 1,300 and 1,500 degrees. When the artisans finish their work at 17:00, the craftspeople that specialise in melting glass arrive to carry out this process throughout the night.

Based in Tokyo, Shotoku Glass was established in 1922 as a lightbulb manufacturer. As the lightbulb industry became automated, Shotoku Glass turned its mouth-blown glass skills to producing glassware. Shotoku Glass is renowned for its collection of especially thin glass, named Usuhari (うすはり).


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