Blow-glass handicrafts called “vidro” have been produced in Nagasaki since 400 years ago, when Nagasaki flourished as a trade port with Portugal. Nagasaki vidro – from the Portuguese word for glass – has a unique tinge of color and texture. You can easily experience this art craft at this workshop, choosing from a single-flower vase, a Japanese sake cup, stained glass, or fusing glass to make accessories. After putting on a rental apron and arm sleeve cover, choose what you want to make, colors, shape, and design while imaging your completed artwork. Put colored glass particles onto the glass at the tip of a blowing rod, and blow into the rod to shape the glass. Heated glass is as soft as melted candy and easily shaped as you like. With the support of a professional craftsman, it is not difficult even if it is your first experience. Just taking 15 to 20 minutes, you can create your own original glasswork, which is sure to be a great memory of your travel. It is also a good idea to make several items as presents for your family or friends.
RURIAN GLASS STUDIOS, INC.
Business hours: 9:00 - 18:00
* This is the information as of June, 2017