Retro Panes to the Future

Zero Waste Life

15m 00s
Broadcast on June 17, 2022 Available until June 17, 2025

In the mid-20th century, glass panes featuring patterns like chrysanthemums or cherry blossoms were popular in Japanese homes. As older houses are demolished such glass is often discarded, but artisan Koyakata Yoshikazu has found new uses for it. By cleaning and then reshaping the patterned panes he turns what was once waste into stylish tableware. The retro designs have earned quite a following, ensuring the charm of yesterday will be appreciated by the next generation.

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