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The online magazine HIGHLIGHTING JAPAN

“HIGHLIGHTING Japan” is an official monthly online magazine to promote understanding of Japan for the people around the world, with variety of themes.

もっと知りたい、伝えたい。日本の’今’をアップデート ~ オンライン・マガジン HIGHLIGHTING JAPAN

#174 NOVEMBER 2022Glass Culture and Technology in Japan

Cover NOVEMBER 2022

This year, 2022, is the “International Year of Glass” as designated by the United Nations General Assembly. In this month’s issue, we take a look at some of the ways in which glass is made and used in Japan. We introduce glass artists such as Kuroki Kuniaki and Yamamoto Akane, whose exquisite works are admired around the world. We explain the origins and development of the distinctive crafts of Satsuma Kiriko cut glass in Kagoshima Prefecture and colorful, bubbly Ryukyu glass in Okinawa Prefecture. And we look at some of the innovative ways in which glass is being utilized in construction and architectural design, both in Japan and overseas.