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「島津興業で働く人」

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Satsuma Kiriko Craftsperson
Tajiri Kanaさん
(22)

“The Beauty of Handmade Crafts”

I work for Shimadzu Glass Crafts and both check and polish Satsuma Kiriko crystal glass. I check glass which has come for the factory for flaws and then proceed to polish it to bring out the sparkle that crystal glass is famous for.
When I was a high-school student I came to Shimadzu Limited on work experience. I was mesmerised by Satsuma Kiriko, and decided that this was the path I wanted to follow. I’ve been here for 4 years now.
The glass that I check will eventually end up in the hands of our customers, so I am very vigilant so that only the highest quality glass passes the inspection. The products are also breakable so we have to be careful when handling them. We don’t mass produce our glass – every piece is carefully handmade, ensuring the high level of quality found in all of our products.

“The Magic of Satsuma Kiriko”

I first came across Satsuma Kiriko 4 years ago. My skill level is slowly increasing, and I’m able to do more and more each day. In the future I hope to be able to work on larger pieces, and start cutting the patterns into the glass myself.
I’m looking forward to the day when I can deliver a product that I’ve cut myself to be delivered to a customer.

仕事へのやりがい

It’s been 30 years since the production of Satsuma Kiriko was restarted. I feel responsible to carry on the tradition for future generations. Since we can’t make a lot of Satsuma Kiriko at any one time, we try to put all our effort and concentration into making each and every one of our products the very best they can be. I feel like an important part of that process, and that is hugely motivating for me personally.

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