For over 60 years, high-class Japanese cuisine in Kyoto, Osaka, and Tokyo have been ordering the thin and small beer glasses from Kimura Glass even until now. These glasses are also used in first class and private jet aircraft.
The compact series was remake to the current size.
Miss Jane, an Australian lady who was staying as a guest with Kimura at that time was asked what name should be given to these glasses and “Compact ” was the answer from her when these glasses were made.
I heard that it was a word that was also used to mean “tighten up”.
The compact series can be purchased here.