“TSUCHI-YA,” a glassware specialty store by Tsuchiya Kaban.

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Glassware specialty store “TSUCHI-YA” by Tsuchiya Kaban, where craftsmanship shines – Kiriko glass pen -, new release at Asakusa store and EC
Pursuing practicality with a simple and elegant design that highlights the beauty of the glass

TSUCHI-YA, a glassware specialty store produced by Tsuchiya Kaban Co., Ltd. (Adachi-ku, Tokyo), a long-established store that manufactures and sells leather products, combines simple and elegant designs with practicality. In addition, all 3 types of glass pens such as Kiriko will be released on Friday, November 11, 2022.
It will be sold at the “TSUCHI-YA Asakusa Kappabashi Main Store”, which opened on Thursday, August 18, 2022 in Kappabashi Tool Street, Asakusa, Tokyo, and on the e-commerce (EC) site, and the price is 9,900 yen including tax. It is

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As the name suggests, the new product “Glass Pen Triangular” is made by heating a glass tube with an unusual triangular cross section with a gas burner and creating a pen shape with an exquisite amount of force. In addition to making striped or spiral cuts on the upper part of the handle, which is only 1 cm wide, it is delicately twisted twice evenly with a burner to prevent it from cracking. Everything is hand-made, and it is a masterpiece that shines with craftsmanship. In addition, it is colorless and transparent, and has a simple design so that the natural beauty of the glass stands out. The facet pattern and the twisted part sparkle with the reflection of light, making the writing time richer.
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A one-of-a-kind item that is carefully handcrafted by craftsmen. All can be written as a trial at Asakusa Kappabashi Main Store
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[1] “Kiriko”…Cut a delicate striped pattern at random.
[2] “Spiral”… A masterpiece that shines with the skill of a craftsman who carefully twists it twice so that it becomes an even spiral
[3] “Kiriko Spiral”… A type with a spiral cut on the top and a careful twist in the middle.
Uses a triangular shape that fits comfortably in your hand and hard glass that is light and durable
We also focus on practicality. Its triangular shape fits comfortably in your hand, making it easy to hold.
In addition, the material used is borosilicate glass, which is a light and durable hard glass that is also used for laboratory equipment. The smallest model weighs 14 grams, but it is hard to break, so you can rest assured.
Furthermore, the fact that the pen tip wears less is also a great point for those who like stationery.
“Glass pen” is a hot topic in the “ink swamp” boom! Unique products one after another & specialty fairs at bookstores
As more and more people become addicted to the charm of fountain pen ink, “Ink Swamp,” writing instruments made of glass, called “Glass Pens,” are booming. Glass pens, which are used by dipping the nib into ink, are different from fountain pens in that they can be easily changed to another ink simply by rinsing with water.
Recently, many workshops are producing glass pens with unique designs one after another, and special fairs are being held at stationery departments in bookstores.
A glass pen that is easy to use on a daily basis, designed by a former school bag craftsman of “Tsuchiya Kaban”…
The design was conceived by the staff of “TSUCHI-YA”, a former school bag craftsman of “Tsuchiya Kaban” who is now a glass craftsman. In collaboration with a glass pen artist, we are making prototypes over and over again.
Developed under the concept of “a glass pen with a sophisticated design that is simple, easy to use, and full of craftsmanship”. [Image 3

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Yutaro Komazaki (27 years old), a glass craftsman who was in charge of the design of the new product “Glass Pen Triangle”.
Originally a school bag craftsman for Tsuchiya Kaban. In 2020, I moved to Isso Co., Ltd., which is part of the same Harrisley group as Tsuchiya Kaban, and which operates “TSUCHI-YA,” where I am engaged in the development of glassware such as Edo Kiriko.
The “borosilicate glass” used in the new product “Glass Pen Triangle” is a material that is not often used in Kiriko because it is difficult to adjust the force when processing due to its hardness. At Komazaki, we assume that the cut surface will be smoothed by polishing with a burner work, so we carefully add sharp cutting.
Komazaki says, “Leather is easily damaged and glass is easily broken, so both must be handled with care. I want to live,” he says. Overview of the new product “Glass Pen Triangle”
Release date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Distributor: Isso Co., Ltd.
Product name/price including tax/length/weight:
[1] Glass Pen Triangle Kiriko 9,900 yen About 15cm About 17g [2] Glass Pen Triangular Kiriko Spiral ¥11,000 Approx. 13cm Approx. 15g [3] Glass pen triangle spiral 13,200 yen about 13cm about 14g Material: borosilicate glass
Sales location:
・”TSUCHI-YA Asakusa Kappabashi Main Store” specializing in glassware and crafts (2-5-4 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku)
・ Online shop “TSUCHI-YA ONLINE SHOP”: https://tsuchi-ya.jp/collections/all (Shipping fee is 1,150 yen (tax included) in Japan)
General inquiries: Tel.03-6555-2270 Mail.support@tsuchi-ya.jp Wine glasses too! An original TSUCHI-YA product designed to fit in with modern lifestyles
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At TSUCHI-YA, a glassware specialty store operated by Isso Co., Ltd., which is in the same group as Tsuchiya Kaban, we are strengthening our lineup of original products that can only be purchased here. On November 11th (Friday), a wine glass (pictured right, 6,600 yen including tax) made its debut with a “sandblast” processing on the stem (handle), in which sand is sprayed to scrape the surface to create a detailed pattern. increase. It has a hexagonal design that can be seen in snowflakes and is recommended as a Christmas gift. In the future, we plan to develop products with the theme of “glassware and glass crafts designed to fit into modern lifestyles and everyday life.”
“TSUCHI-YA”, a specialty store of “Glassware” produced by Tsuchiya Kaban More than 35 domestic masterpieces such as glass artists and traditional craftsmen who are active in Japan and overseas.
Tsuchiya Kaban Seisakusho opened TSUCHI-YA, a specialty store that deals in glassware and crafts.
I am producing. The business is run by Isso Co., Ltd., which belongs to the same group as Tsuchiya Kaban.
“TSUCHI-YA Asakusa Kappabashi Main Store” will open on the street on August 18, 2022 (Thursday). In-house e-commerce
We also run a website.
Inside the store in Asakusa, there are clear glass cups suitable for drinking water and tea, as well as wine glasses and lockers. There are about 1,000 items (1,250 yen to 300,000 yen including tax) such as sake cups such as Kuglas and carafes (water jugs). Tradition Modern lifestyle and daily life by more than 35 glass artists active in Japan and overseas, including Kiriko craftsmen.
We are developing glassware and glass crafts with designs that are familiar with the surroundings.
“TSUCHI-YA” is a shop name that incorporates the “passion for manufacturing” nurtured by Tsuchiya Kaban.
This is a specialty store that conveys the charm of “Japanese glassware” by [Image 6

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Store overview
Store name: TSUCHI-YA Asakusa Kappabashi Main Store
Opening: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Business hours: 10:00~17:00 Closed on Tuesdays, New Year holidays Address: 2-5-4 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0035
Access: 7 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Tawaramachi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, 6 minutes walk from Exit B of Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express Line, 10 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Asakusa Station on the Ginza Line and other lines
Total floor area: 20.95 tsubo (69.15 square meters)
URL: https://tsuchi-ya.jp/
Number of floors: 3 floors above ground, 1F shop/2F gallery/3F office Products: Approximately 1000 items (as of November 2022), mainly handmade glasses, carafes (water jugs), plates, flower vases, etc. General inquiries: Tel.03-6555-2270 Mail.support@tsuchi-ya.jp Official SNS: [Instagram] tsuchi_ya__glass [Twitter] tsuchi_ya_glass Isso Co., Ltd. Company Profile
Company name: Isso Co., Ltd. Established March 2009
Representative: Masayuki Sarukawa, President Capital: 30 million yen Head office: 1-10-13 REVZO, Horidome-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0012 Business: Sales of glass products, etc.
Details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000303.000007557.html


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