About the Product
When filled with a cold beverage, the illustrations of Kyoto's four seasons appear as the temperature changes. Four types are available in a set based on the theme of the four seasons. The entire glass is decorated with patterns to create a 360° panoramic view of Kyoto's scenery. Different designs can be enjoyed from different viewing angles.[About the design]
-Spring (Sakura, Cherry Blossom)
Enjoy cherry blossoms in full bloom around a temple in Kyoto. The concept is Kyoto in spring, which is known as a famous cherry blossom viewing spot, and the most spectacular and impactful change can be enjoyed among the four types of designs.
-Summer (Hanabi, Fireworks)
The vivid fireworks shoot up into the night sky. Enjoy the brilliant beauty and scenery of Kyoto with the concept of Kyoto in summer.
-Autumn (Momiji/Koyo, Autumn leaves)
The theme is the autumn leaves seen from the three windows. You can feel Kyoto in autumn, which is popular for its autumn foliage. The design is characterized by attention to detail, including the Japanese-style room windows and the scenery seen through them.
-Winter (Machiya, Traditional wooden townhouse)
You can feel the atmosphere of a snowy Kyoto. The design depicts a scene of Kyoto in winter, with lights illuminating a machiya (townhouse).
[Instructions for use]
-Pour a cold drink into the glass and the design will appear. The glass will change at temperatures below 17°C (63°F) and will return to its original color at room temperatures.
-The cooler the temperature of the contents, the clearer the design will appear and the faster the coloring will develop.
-In cold weather, the coloring may occur even if nothing is done, but once hot water is poured, the design will return to its original state.
-In addition to the temperature of the poured contents, the speed of coloration depends on the design. Cherry blossoms and autumn leaves change color gradually, while fireworks and townhouses change color relatively quickly.
[Full water capacity] 295mL
[Made in] Japan
[Size] Φ84mm x height 91mm (Φ3.3” x H 3.6”)
*The glass will be placed in a gift box with a securing material to soften the impact on the glass during shipping. The glass will then be sent in a cardboard box. If there are any cracks, scratches, or breaks in the product, please contact customer support on this website for a sincere response.
About the Maker
We, "KOTOLABO," are a cosmetic brand in Kyoto. Until now, we have sold kneaded perfumes and perfumes mainly through our own e-commerce site and Kyoto's general merchandise stores and souvenir stores, but this Kyoto glass is a new challenge for us.
Unfortunately, tourism was hit hard by the pandemic and many stores closed in Kyoto. In the midst of this situation, Kyoto Glass is the result of two years of work to develop a new product, believing that one day Kyoto will revive.
Since the pandemic, many of you have spent more time at home, and we would be happy if this glass could make such time a little more healing.