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Offline David E

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List of Japanese glass makers
« on: January 19, 2007, 02:08:18 PM »
The following might help in trying to ID glass that is otherwise unknown. Compiled with the help from Glen's excellent article:

The Ryukyu Village
Combines many different workshops and is based on one of the southern islands - the Murano of Japan, perhaps? :D
Ryukyu -
 (in japanese)      -
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The last link does show various examples of the glassware produced.

Under the Ryukyu banner are the following workshops:
Maeda Glass Factory
Okuhara Glass Factory
Machinato Glass Factory
Ryukyu Glass Factory
Kokusai Glass Craft, Inc.
Oyafuso Folk Craft Glass
Okinawa Kotobuki Glass Craft Inc.
Giyaman Kan


Other factories:

Toyo Sasaki Glass -
Hario - (this is a new address - updated as at July 2013)
Kagami -
Toyo Sasaki -
Soga Glass -

Probably not complete, but can always be added to.
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Re: List of Japanese glass makers
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 08:43:28 AM »
Three other makers of art glass - very Murano style for lots of their outpot - but the quality is always excellent.  Here are four examples from my own collection that are labelled or I have seen a duplicate that has been labelled.
 -  Kamei
 -  Hineri
 -  Handcraft

I bamle all snileplg eorrrs on the Cpomuter Kyes.  They confuse my fingers !!!

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Re: List of Japanese glass makers
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 10:34:17 PM »
I came across a maker I'd not heard of before this evening -
Kurata Craft Glass
according to this site Stanislav Žampach spent a short  time there in  1994 and 2001
and I found this vase with a label on (ebay listing so it will disappear in time unfortunately)



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