Go treasure-hunting! Glassworks such as luxury crystal cut glass or handmade ornaments by high-skilled glassworkers at a bargain price.
In downtown Sumida Ward, Tokyo, there are many glassworks, glass ateliers and glassworkers with a great degree of skill.
Glass handiworks such as Edo Glass (Edo-Garasu) or Edo Kiriko has been developed in Tokyo since Edo Period.
They are handmade products maintaining the tradition and one-of-a-kind handicrafts.
Edo Glass is designated as a traditional craft by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Sumida Glasswork market is held twice a year (April and October) by the profession of glasswork.
Let’s make a lucky find!
Products made by glass factories and skillful craftspersons are offered at bargain prices.
How do they make a bi-colored glass? Asked a question.
“The second color glass is put over the layer of the first. When we cut the outer, the inner (first color) layer of the glass appears.”
Accessories with glass sculptures or ‘tombo dama’ (glass beads) are sold in profusion.
There is also a booth selling goods for charity.
You have lots of choices of unique one-of-a-kind glassware!
It’s very joyful to be able to talk with glassworkers.
And you can try to make a tombo dama bead (glass bead) and kiriko decoration.
“Usuhari” glassware series are loved by many people.
Very thin and handmade glassware.
How about using a chopstick rest as a pen rest?
People who purchased over 3,000yen can get a small gift such as a cup for Japanese sake or a dish in the shape of cherry blossom.
*TOBU Glass Industry Co-operative Association(TGIA) of Japan:
Oyokogawa Shinsui Kouen (Oyoko River Park)
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