Karai Opal Glass



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Karai Opal Glass
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Make an impression on your guests with elegant karai glassware. Karai is a traditional Japanese glassware technique that emulates a soft flower petal. The wide base and thin rim create a wrapping shape that brings out the aroma of fragrant drinks like whisky, wine, cold tea, and sake. The glasses are crafted using the Taisho Roman Glass technique, a rare craft from the Meiji and Taisho eras. Skilled craftsmen use precision molds, special raw materials, and sudden temperature changes to create the beautiful milky white opalescent-colored designs on the glass’ surface. You will love admiring and enjoying your drinks with this artisanal glassware.

About the Maker

Founded in Tokyo in 1899, Hirota Glass has created its own signature style by combining European traditional glassmaking techniques and Japanese artistry. Hirota makes each product by hand with the hope to deliver “heartwarming products that appeal to human sensibilities” using traditional techniques handed down through past generations of craftsmen in the Sumida area of Tokyo.


  • Size: Height: 95mm (3.74") Diameter: 55mm (2.16") Max Diameter: 87mm (3.42")
  • Materials: Glass
  • Made in Japan
  • Not microwave or dishwasher safe

This item is handcrafted by craftsmen in Japan

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