“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.