Hizen Vidro

Hizen Vidro
Item# SAGA005

Product Description

Hizen Vidro
Hizen Glass Ware or sometimes called Saga Glass Ware or Hizen Vidro dates back to 1852, when Nabeshima Masanao, the domain lord of Nabeshima Province, built a finery to manufacture cannons on the Tafuse River, Saga City. At the finery, a glass kiln, which was very rare, was also built. Items such as beakers and flasks as well as table ware and lamps were made in those days. Hizen Glass Ware is made by the technique called “mouth-blown method,” in which a mold is not used but glass is made into shape by a workman blowing the air into the pipe. This traditional handicraft with a history of over 100 years is a city’s designated Important Intangible Cultural Heritage, which is still popular along with the nostalgic name of “Vidro-fuki (glass blower).”

Hizen Vidro Guinomi - Red
Hizen Vidro Guinomi - Red
SAGA005B
Hizen Vidro Guinomi - Blue
Hizen Vidro Guinomi - Blue
SAGA005C