Glass
This episode focuses on the colorful and varied world of glass. We look at a range of elegantly shaped and superbly crafted hand-blown wine glasses from one of Japan's leading glassware manufacturers, the dynamic glass objects fashioned by the artist Mishima Ritsue in Venice, and the exquisite gradations that can be achieved in industrial glass grinding. We also look at examples of pâte de verre or molded, multicolored glass featuring traditional Japanese patterns and which bring to mind sugar confectionery. The episode moreover gives us a glimpse of some of the stained glass windows fashioned by Ogawa Sanchi (1867-1928), and we visit a glass tea pavilion created by the internationally acclaimed designer Yoshioka Tokujin.