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Old-Style Tamamushi Drinking Glass

This beautiful drinking glass tells a story in its creation. First, Shotoku Glass uses mouth-blowing techniques to mold its special Usuhari glass. The glass features high transparency and thinness to create an old-fashioned feel and to enhance the taste of your beverage. Then, Tohoku Kogei uses authentic Tamamushi lacquering techniques to transform the glass into a work of art. The lacquer is applied gradually to this glass to create a landscape resembling the mountain range and mighty ocean of Miyagi. The name Tamamushi literally translates to “jewel beetle” in reference to the brilliant lacquer shading that changes with the light. May each sip fill you with a sea of admiration for this glass and its craftsmen.

About the Maker

Shotoku Glass company was founded in 1933 and continues to be a small family-run operation as it is now run by the grandson of the original founder. With only six craftsmen, Shotoku Glass has worked tirelessly to master the techniques required to carefully handcraft their special glasses. They have spent the last two years developing the Usuhari glass and only one craftsman has mastered the techniques required to make this glass that features high transparency and thinness for the perfect tasting experience.

Tohoku Kogei was founded in 1933 in Sendai City of the Miyagi prefecture. The small family-run lacquering company is the only maker that can produce Tamanushi lacquerware, the traditional craftwork of Miyagi prefecture since 1985. They value the unique spirit of manufacturing which is used to make both beautiful and useful craftwork, as well as has a history in specialization for overseas export. Tohoku Kogei is hoping that through their new partnership with Bokksu, they will reunite with their old clients who bought their products long ago and gain new ones.


  • Size: Height:90mm (3.54") Width: 80mm (3.14") Depth: 80mm (3.14")
  • Materials: Glass
  • Made in Japan
  • Not microwave, ovens, open flame or dishwasher safe
  • This glass is not heat-resistant. Do not pour hot liquid into the glass
  • Do not soak product in water or oil

This item is handcrafted by craftsmen in Japan

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