Glass Studio ASAHI
Year of establishment
Type of industry
1767-1 Nitoubukuro Obanazawa Yamagata Japan
Person in charge
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It was one of the greatest wishes of the late Akira Ichiya to establish a studio in his hometown of Obanazawa, Yamagata Prefecture, and continue his work in his late years there and teach his glass-working technique.
Many considered the idea of setting up a studio by Lake Tokurako as reckless since the area was still a wilderness hinterland.
He undoubtedly was also motivated by the fact that the art of glass working was gradually beginning to be acknowledged in the Tohoku region at the time and wanted it to take root in Yamagata Prefecture.
I believe ginsai glass (glass with silver overglaze) brings out the beauty of what's served with it (be it food, beverages or flowers), and vice versa.
Neither opaque nor clear, the translucency of the silver makes the food and beverages appear crisp and tasty, and the colors of the food and beverages enhance the luster of the silver.
I endeavor to express the silver snow that falls on Ginza Onsen by gentle and tender shapes and expressions that cannot be achieved through the use of molds.
Ginsai Glass [Shirogane] Chuhai
Ginsai Glass [Shirogane] Guinomi
Ginsai Glass [Shirogane] Kahai Fruits port
40-27 Ginsai Glass [Shirogane] Nagazara
35-13 Ginsai Glass [Saryu] Asabachi
Ginsai glass [Hotaruyuki] Flower vase
30-22 Ginsai glass [Kofu] Large pot
22-3 Ginsai glass [Shirogane] Flower vase
54-3 Ginsai glass [Ayanagi] Flower vase
101-24 Ginsai glass [Ayanagi] Tea container
110-11 Ginasai glass [Shirogane] Pitcher
902 Ginasai glass [Yuragino] Beer glass
951-4 Ginsal glass [Yuragino] Flower vase