Company Library

Soejima Glassware Co., Ltd.


Soejima Glassware had their origin from within Saga clan research laboratory where a glass kiln was set up to produce glass in the middle of the 19th century in Saga Prefecture. However, production of the area had slowly declined. Founded in 1903, Soejima Glassware Co., Ltd. is the only workshop that inherited the techniques and the tradition of Saga glass. At the beginning, they had mainly produced practical items such as dispensing bottles and lamp shades, however, with the changing times, a wave of mechanization rolled onto the industry. It was during that period, that they shifted their business to production of craft products in order to preserve their hand-blown techniques which have been cultivated over the years. It was around 1970, after the current president took over the company that the products of Soejima Glassware came to be known as “Hizen Vidro”. This glass features free-blowing which is a glass forming style by exhaling air into a molten portion of glass without using any mould and their method is designated as an important intangible cultural heritage of Saga Prefecture. Among their Hizen Vidro products, classic “Chirori” (sake pot) and tumblers from their new series are strong sellers. Here, expressions of free form remain apart from mannerism.


Flagship Products

Indigo Chirori


Ginsai Sake Cup


Rainbow Drop-shaped Glass


Share this Post
Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter0

Related Articles

Recommended For You


Fujimaki Seitou Co., Ltd.


Fujimaki Seitou Co., Ltd. was founded in 1775 in Arita. This pottery of Arita ware is known for its beautiful pale blue glaze….




Wajima city is located in the northern part of Noto peninsula. The lacquerware, Wajima-nuri produced in this area is made by a traditional…


Izuru Seitou


Izuru Seitou began with the opening of a kiln by Bizen ware artist, Mr. Izuru Yamamoto when he became independent from his father,…


Kichiemon Porcelain Co., Ltd.


Kichiemon Porcelain Co., Ltd. was founded in 1673 in Arita which is a production area of porcelain. At the time of its establishment,…