Fujimura Tonbo-Dama (Fujimura Dragonfly-Balls)
Only existing workshop keeping the original method used before the Edo era (circa.1600s-1860s). Using only charcoaled fire all through the process from producing the coloured glass to the final touch, making balls.
The deep shades produce the glittery shine that has been loved since ancient times.
Most ‘Tonbo-damas’ (Dragonfly-balls) nowadays are made using gas/ heavy duty oil burners or lamps, from ready-made glass.
During the re-production process of the original balls, the borders between the colours appear only when they are made from handmade glass.