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    Rotating glasses

    I've been favoring a crystal Glencairn lately but last night I rediscovered an old fave; it's a small rocks glass with a little Mt. Fuji in the base. I have two of these and one is "frosted" on Fuji's peak. The way the whiskey is reflected around the base of the mountain is very cool.
    Here's a crappy iPhone photo, hope it illustrates sufficiently.

    Cheers!

    PS- shit! Sorry about the rotated photo. Not the glass rotation I was referring to.
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    Re: Rotating glasses

    Cool glass, Luna. I always keep an eye out for stuff like that. I got a few glasses, but nothing near that cool. I've never seen anything quite like it.
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    Re: Rotating glasses

    Yeah, the cool factor is way up there. I took more photos, maybe I'll try to post them. In one photo it looks like it's about to start raining Handy!
    Only my special buddies get to drink from this one.

    I wish glass makers would do more cool stuff like this. Maybe they already are. But the Fuji glass is hard to top.

    Kirin sold these for awhile so I'm told and I'd love to get some more. I've seen a couple in Japan at a hotel bar near Mt. Fuji but the bartender wouldn't sell them to me. A friend found this one and another and sent them to me. So there's sentimental value as well. Lotsa mojo in the glass even while empty!

    Cheers!

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    Re: Rotating glasses

    Love that glass! Where did you find it?
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    Re: Rotating glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna56 View Post
    Yeah, the cool factor is way up there. I took more photos, maybe I'll try to post them. In one photo it looks like it's about to start raining Handy!
    Only my special buddies get to drink from this one.

    I wish glass makers would do more cool stuff like this. Maybe they already are. But the Fuji glass is hard to top.

    Kirin sold these for awhile so I'm told and I'd love to get some more. I've seen a couple in Japan at a hotel bar near Mt. Fuji but the bartender wouldn't sell them to me. A friend found this one and another and sent them to me. So there's sentimental value as well. Lotsa mojo in the glass even while empty!

    Cheers!
    Wow. That really is cool! Now you've got me thinking about hunting down one for myself. I've got a few friends in Japan who'll have to be commissioned to keep on the lookout. Sadly, I recently broke a favorite beer glass from a long-defunct brewery here in Chicago. All the times I drank out of it while well-oiled and not a scratch, only to drop it while doing dishes. Bummer!
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    Re: Rotating glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    Love that glass! Where did you find it?
    The first one I saw was in a hotel bar near Mt. Fuji a few years ago. I made a big deal about it but the bartender wouldn't sell it. A friend who was with me that night made it a mission to find one for me and located two, brand new in boxes! The one in the photo is the cooler of the two. The other one is identical except for lacking the frosted texture that gives the appearance of snow.

    They are very cool and I hope our friends in Japan will keep eyes open for more!

    Cheers!

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    Re: Rotating glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna56 View Post
    The first one I saw was in a hotel bar near Mt. Fuji a few years ago. I made a big deal about it but the bartender wouldn't sell it. A friend who was with me that night made it a mission to find one for me and located two, brand new in boxes! The one in the photo is the cooler of the two. The other one is identical except for lacking the frosted texture that gives the appearance of snow.

    They are very cool and I hope our friends in Japan will keep eyes open for more!

    Cheers!
    Geez, what kinda bartender is that? Edo-san, get to work!
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    Re: Rotating glasses

    Very nice! Most souvenir glasses I see are too gimmicky or just stupid looking. That one is simple and very cool.
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    Re: Rotating glasses

    Cool. Heaven above Mt. Fuji and it is your choice which heaven you desire.

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    Re: Rotating glasses

    Looks like the glasses were part of a gift pack.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajjapan/5025266073/
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