||This sister team
learned stained glass scope making under Masaki
Yonaga, who is an experienced stained glass artist
and kaleidoscope artist.
They started creating original handcrafted kaleidoscopes
in 1999 from their studio °»Mizuameya°….
They say°°°»We love Japanese traditional art and craft,
and want to combine its unique tastes with our kaleidoscopes.°°We
also pay a lot of attention to the details. We regard
inner images as the most important, so we spend
a lot of time in the selection of objects and their
Their kaleidoscope style is so far limited to a
4 sided stained glass body with an oil wand as the
object chamber. The wands are interchangeable.
What is very unique are the patterns that adorn
the glass body.
All of their kaleidoscopes show their love for traditional
Japanese art patterns; some are fused glass patterns
and others are soldered stained glass patterns.
They are rather small, comfortable in the hand and
convenient to carry.
Each scope comes with a matching pouch which is
also hand made by the artists themselves using antique
or traditional cloth usually used for Kimonos, a
Japanese traditional costume.