Japanese Five Storied Pagoda Ornaments - Glass
Using a centuries old process developed in Eastern Europe, the Five Storied Japanese Pagoda is magnificently reproduced as a glass Christmas ornament.
Five-Storied Pagodas can be found in tea gardens around the world, one of the most notable being the Japanese Tea Garden in San Franciscos Golden Gate Park. Founded in 1895 and lovingly maintained by Makato Hagiwara and his son, this Tea Garden is one of the few pristine and sacred places in San Francisco where one can watch the rocks grow.
Each Japanese Christmas ornament is constructed of molten glass hand-blown into a mold. Once the glass is shaped, it is then silvered. Silvering helps to create a reflective property and depth of color in the ornament. After the Japanese ornaments are dry, they are then decorated. Each of these Landmark Creations ornaments is hand-painted. The painting process can take up to one week for a single Japanese Pagoda ornament. As they are individually hand-painted, you are guaranteed to receive a unique ornament, since no two will look exactly the same.