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江戸硝子とは、旧江戸地域(現在の東京地方)で江戸時代から続く手づくりの技法で作られるガラス製品です。江戸硝子は二〇一四年に国の伝統的工芸品として経済産業大臣の指定を受けました。 江戸硝子とは、旧江戸地域(現在の東京地方)で江戸時代から続く手づくりの技法で作られるガラス製品です。江戸硝子は二〇一四年に国の伝統的工芸品として経済産業大臣の指定を受けました。
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TRADITIONAL CRAFT PRODUCTS・EDO GLASS

All processes of our handmade production are following the law contributes to the succession oftraditional skills and techniques to the next generation, as well as to the economic development and creation of employment in the region, through the promotion of traditional craft industries.

ABOUT EDO GLASS

Glass, is a traditional glass craftwork unique to Tokyo whose origins date back to the Edo Period “( Edo” is the old name of the present“ Tokyo”). "Edo Glass" craftsman rolls round up the melting glass with the blow-pipe from the high temperature glass pot, blowing air into the glass to form a designed shape, making every piece of “Edo Glass” skillfully and delicately. The technology has been handed over from generation to generation in this area without any interruption.
In the second half of Edo period, various kinds of domestic glassware were made. A state-operated factory in Shinagawa (Shinagawa Glass Factory) started inviting and hiring glassware craftsmen from overseas at the beginningof Meiji period and the new-style glass manufacturing technology was introduced at the same time. Becauseof the fact, Tokyo became the center of Japan’s modern glassware industry.
Even in Taisho and Showa periods, there was a remarkable development on glassware production and Japan-made excellent products were exported to Europe and America.
Edo Glass craftsmen have preserved this traditional handwork since Edo period, and even now, the technique of the handmade glassware is vividly alive and performed in the Tokyo area.
“Edo Glass” was officially got certified as Traditional Crafts of Tokyo by Governor of Tokyo in December 2002 and also recognized as Japan Traditional Craft Products by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan in November 2014.

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JAPAN TRADITIONAL CRAFT PRODUCTS
(CERTIFIED BY MINISTER OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY)

The words of“ Japan Traditional Craft Products” mean that products which have skills and techniques have been passed on for years until now and have been always adopted to changes of the times passing of an era.
For getting recognized as Japan Traditional Craft Products, the following five conditions are required based on“ Law about promotion of officially designated traditional craft products industry”

Requirements

1. A daily commodity

2. Handmade

3. Made by a traditional skill or technique continued for the last 100 years or more

4. Made of a raw material which has been used traditionally

5. Created in a particular area.

Mark of Tradition

The product with“ Mark of Tradition” (quality certification label) is the Traditional craft product officially designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry, that has passed the standard of TOBU Glass Industry Co-operative Association of Japan.

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS OF TOKYO
(CERTIFIED BY GOVERNOR OF TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT)

"Traditional Crafts of Tokyo" have been cultivated over many years within the city's cultural climate and history, such arts and crafts are created using time-honored technologies and techniques that have been polished and refined through the ages.

Requirements

1. Handmade

2. Made by a traditional skill or technique

3. Made of a raw material which has been used traditionally

4. Made by a certain number of craftsperson in Tokyo

This seal is applied to those products that have passed the inspection process.

This seal is applied to those products that have passed the inspection process.

TRADITIONAL CRAFTMASTERS

TSG’s handmade glassware production is delicately guided by Certified Traditional Craftmasters, a prestigious prefectural title for artisans who have attained the highest level of skill and knowledge on traditional Japanese regional heritage crafts. Our Traditional Craftmasters are endorsed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Every master requires at least 15 years of experience in on of the designated regional heritage crafts of Greater Tokyo and much be in active practice of the craft.

TRADITIONAL CRAFTMASTERS
(CERTIFIED BY MINISTER OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY)

Every craftmaster is required to meet the following conditions to get certified as“ Traditional Craftmaster” by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry at least 15 years of experience in one of the designated regional heritage crafts of Greater Tokyo and much be in active practice of the craft.

Requirements

1. At least 12 years of experience

2. Engaged in making Traditional Craft Products currently

3. Pass practical and written tests

4. Become a member of Traditional Craftmasters’ Association after got certified

TRADITIONAL CRAFTMASTERS
(CERTIFIED BY GOVERNOR OF TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT)

Every craftmaster is required to meet the following conditions to get certified as“ Traditional Craftmaster” by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry at least 15 years of experience in one of the designated regional heritage crafts of Greater Tokyo and much be in active practice of the craft.

Requirements

1. At least 15 years of experience up to now in Traditional Cra fts of Tokyo

2. High-end traditional skill and technique

3. Willing to cooperate to industrial promotion for Traditional Crafts of Tokyo

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