Fresh Innovation Through Devotion to the Glass Industry
After opening as wholesalers in 1931, Kimoto Glassware has steadily expanded while remaining single-mindedly committed to serving the Japanese glass industry.
Specializing in Edo kiriko glass since the beginning, they aim to help this incredible craft evolve in line with changing Japanese lifestyles while protecting precious traditions.
Using their unique perspective as a glass wholesaler, Kimoto Glassware have developed the world’s first black Edo kiriko glass through an amalgamation of creative power and Edo kiriko traditions.
It represents the beginning of a new tradition fitting today’s sleek, modern lifestyle.
Kimoto Glassware continues to open up the horizons of glassware while striving to create a new world of glass.
A Diverse Network of Expert Craftspeople
Glassware is perfected and imbued with life when each process, technique, and method is properly honored.
This is why collaborative partners are indispensable in creating the beautiful products that Kimoto Glassware produces.
As a wholesaler, Kimoto Glassware works unbound by the confines of the industry, with a range of glass workshops in Tokyo, Edo kiriko craftspeople, various designers, and a number of other creators ready to manufacture cutting-edge products.
By drawing on the expertise of various industries, innovative “made in Tokyo” products unshackled from conventional barriers can be realized.
Message to Customers
Glasses That Create Value
“We want you to select a glass to go with your drink or food.”
Kimoto Glassware has been among the first in the glassware industry to promote this concept of choosing a glass to fit the beverage or food.
It is at the core of the Japanese sensibility to appreciate the charm and character of each individual glass.
Choosing special glasses to suit different foods, drinks, environments, and situations will add a touch of the extraordinary to everyday experiences.
Please share these memorable moments with the special people in your life.
2009 Grand Prize (Governor’s Award) 5th Tokyo Traditional Handicrafts Challenge Award