[Kimoto Glass TOKYO] Enjoying sake this summer – Savor the bubbles that pop in a glass made in a collaboration between Edo glass and a sommelier –
KIMOTO GLASS TOKYO has collaborated with the "Awasake Association," an organization formed by breweries of the sparkling Japanese sake "awasake," to create the "IMMERSION" glass.
Kimoto Glass is actively involved in the development of new products using the traditional techniques of Edo glass. In March of this year, Kimoto Glass collaborated with the “Awasake Association,” a general incorporated association established by breweries of sparkling Japanese sake, “awasake”—which is made using advanced technology, such as secondary fermentation in the bottle in addition to the traditional sake production method—to create the original specialty glass “IMMERSION.”
Sparkling sake is usually poured into long, thin champagne glasses, but “IMMERSION” is characterized by its uniquely round and cute form. This novel design was invented by Philippe Jamesse, a famous French sommelier. Only a limited number of craftsmen in Japan are capable of handcrafting the delicate glass. “IMMERSION” is a gem of a product that was finally realized after many heated discussions between glass artisans, Kimoto Glass, Mr. Jamesse, and the brewers of the Awasake Association. We hope you will enjoy this summer’s awasake, which is attracting attention around the world, in the sophisticated glasses of KIMOTO GLASS TOKYO.
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IMMERSION 1piece / 7,150 yen (tax included) / Glass size φ65*212 (mm) / 530 ml
The glass is round and the very bottom has a V-line shape so that when awasake is poured inside, a perfect vortex is formed, allowing the stream of liquid to plunge directly to the bottom of the glass, creating beautiful bubbles. The rim of the glass is slightly closed in, allowing the aroma to spread throughout the glass, and the portion that touches the lips is thin, enabling you to enjoy the delicate taste. The most beautiful form in the world symbolizes the earth around us, our yin-yang environment, and life itself.