Established in 1922, the Shotoku Glass company was initially a manufacturer of glass for light bulbs. They have applied that knowledge to creating a line of glassware that is incredibly thin, only 0.9mm, yet incredibly strong and durable. Many people are surprised to find that these are made of glass
These remarkably thin drinking glasses are called "Usuhari", (Usu meaning thin and Hari meaning glass) are each carefully hand blown and crafted by craftsmen using the same techniques making light bulbs have been passed on through the company’s craftsmen.
The thin feel of the glass in your hands, the sound the ice makes when it swirls in the cup and how fine the rim is are all exquisite and unique to this glass alone. This series appears to be extremely delicate but it can be handled with the usual care as other glassware. Dishwasher safe but with all glassware, treat it gently.