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VOL.1-31 Update

Passing on the feelings of craftspeople towards their crafts.Along with the best piece to cherish for life.

Crafts are produced through the hands of various people, and everyone who are related to it should be a “craftsperson”. “KOGEI & Me” shares the story of these craftspeople and their thoughts on Kogei.

Kenji Matsuura, a native of Chiba Prefecture, is a glass artisan responsible for product development at Sugahara Glassworks. He became fascinated with glass when he started attending glassmaking classes as an engineering student, and joined Sugahara Glassworks, a local glass manufacturer, after graduating from university.For Kenji, glass is, in his words, a “fascinating material that I never...