"Thin-blown glass," born from the outstanding techniques of skilled glassblowers. On the bottom of the glass, there is a full moon made to look three-dimensional bythree layers of separate engravings depicting the moon's surface. The waxing and waning of the moon is engraved around the body of the glass. The name "House Moon -kamoon-" was inspired by the concept of "enjoying the moon from your house."
Original product created by Shoryu Hatoba, the third generation of Kyogen.
This old fashioned glass is available in M size, which is not only perfect as a rocks glass for serving Japanese shochu and whiskey with water, but also highly useful as an everyday glass. Enjoy the cool, icey texture unique to thin-blown glass, together with a crisp, refreshing sound and image of the moon reflected on the bottom of the glass.

Glass size: Diameter 7.7 cm x height 9 cm /Capacity 300 ml
Outer box size: Height 10 cm x width 10 cm x diameter 10.5 cm
Kamon (family crests) have been passed down through the generations in Japan. Kyogen was founded at Kyobashi, Tokyo, in 1910 as a mon-nori-ya, a craftsperson's company that pastes the shape of a kamon onto a kimono. Later, Kyogen's second-generation owner became a monsho-uwaeshi, an artisan who draws delicate crests onto kimono using ink and brushes, and he passed down such techniques to future generations.

Kamon originated from the culture of the Japanese nobility. Later, when samurai became prominent, kamon became emblems on banners. After that, when times became peaceful, kamon started to be used for ceremonial purposes. Kamishimo costumes (ceremonial clothing worn by samurai) were born during the Muromachi period, and it was during this time that kamon were drawn directly onto costumes in ink. In the Edo period, commoners, who were not allowed to carry last names, cherished kamon as the sole way to identify themselves.

While preserving the traditional techniques of drawing kamon as monsho-uwaeshi, Shoryu Hatoba, the third-generation owner of Kyogen, fused the techniques of the Edo period that skilfully combines circles and lines with digital techniques to create a new kamon expression called "mon-mandala." Today, he is active in additional areas, ranging from commercial facility logos and fashion accessories, to the industry design sector including product packaging. Hatoba also produces works of art that overturn the conventional idea of art with his new talents in full bloom.

Hatoba says, "I want the tradition to be passed down in cool fashion." His free creativity and design captivates the hearts of people from Japan and abroad.

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