Yuki No Hana Series
Hirota Glass' Yuki No Hana ("Snow Flower") series carries romantic designs originally made decades ago during Japan's Showa Era. Each piece is carefully crafted and shows its own uniqueness. The rim of the glass is heated over fire by hand, so it brings a soft, milky gradation. We have two colors available: an ancient amber hue and a soothing, gentle light blue.
With its charming, retro aesthetic contributed by the intricate design, pastel color, and milky, gradating rim, this dessert plate is a great accent for any dessert, although, it is not limited to just dessert. It’s the perfect size for cold appetizers or as a tray for any other bowl or cup, such as our “Sundae Cup” from the same Yuki No Hana series.
Authentic Tokyo Glassware
Made with only the finest materials by highly skilled artisans in Tokyo, Hirota Glass has excelled in making the most beautiful glass tableware. Founded in 1899 by Kinta Hirota in Kinshi, Sumida ward, Tokyo, Hirota Glass has established itself as one of the pioneers of Japanese glassware. Now the company is under the 4thgeneration glassmaker, Tatsuro Hirota, and has evolved its own signature style through harmonizing traditional European glass techniques with Japanese artistry. Hirota Glass stays true to its classic designs and influences dating back to the pre-war period, continuing to push hand-crafted glass to its artistic limits.
The “aburidashi” technique which originated during the Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) periods, is one that Hirota Glass artisans are highly skilled in. By mixing “bone ash” with other natural materials, and exposing the glass to a process of rapid heating and cooling during molding, the end result is a beautiful opalescent (milky) finish. Through this process, the skilled artisans are able to showcase a variety of artistic patterns in the glass. This is a reason why it remains one of Japan’s unique, traditional handcrafting techniques.
- Size: 6.7” diameter x 1" high | 17 cm diameter x 2.5 cm
- Weight: 14.05 oz | 399 g
Producer: Hirota Glass
Origin: Tokyo, Japan
Usage and Care
- This product is NOT microwave-safe.
- Hand wash only.
- Avoid any sharp temperature change on the product, as it could cause cracking.
- Do not freeze the product, as it might crack.