Our opinion about this product
The Usurai series is the thinnest, finest, machine made glass in the world. Made in Japan with extreme care for detail that seems to be the norm in the great Japanese companies. Featuring the Hard Strong (HS) glass-strengthening technology developed by Toyo Sasaki Glass in 1967, this glass is more durable than standard glassware and certainly stronger than hand made glass of this delicate thin walled kind.
The process that is used to create these elegant glasses is much like hand blowing, only the blowing itself is done by a huge steaming and hissing machine that could have escaped from a science fiction movie. This is unlike most affordable priced glassware that is made using a casting method, leaving a rather unsightly seem across the finished product.
These Shot glasses are wonderful for drinking a fine Japanese whiskey. However we also found them to be very wel suited for a nice and simple glass of wine, while the thin edge provides almost the same experience as drinking from a high end crystal wine glass.
Set of 6 glasses
Use for: Spirits or wine Capacity: 150ml/5oz. Diameter: 54mm/2,125” Height: 92mm/3,5” Material: Glass HS glassware is designed to be both commercial and residential dishwasher safe.
Made in Japan
The Usurai series is the thinnest, finest, machine made glass in the world. Made in Japan with extreme care for detail that seems to be the norm in th... read more
Set of 6 glasses
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The glass craftmasters of Japan have a minimum training of 15 years before they are a certified traditional craftmaster.
The hand-made glassware production is delicately guided by Certified Traditional Japanese Craftmasters, a prestigious prefectural title for artisans who have attained the highest level of skill and knowledge on traditional Japanese regional heritage crafts.
These Traditional Japanese Craftmasters are endorsed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Every master requires at least 15 years of experience in one of the designated regional heritage crafts of Greater Tokyo and must be in active practice of the craft. test