Edo Kiriko (Edo faceted glass) is a Japanese cut glass that originated in 1834 when a beadlo maker, Kagaya Kyubei, engraved glass using Kongo sand in Odenmacho, Edo (now Tokyo). It is said to be "a culture nurtured by the common people" because of its history of developing patterns and uses along with the daily lives of the common people without interruption despite many disasters, difficulties, and long years.
The patterns are arranged by the hand of skilled Edo Kiriko artisans on a cup of "ordinary" shape, considering only the beauty of the design. The entire bottom and even the edge of the cup are covered with light patterns. The light is refracted in various ways depending on the angle. You can look at it by the window or under the light and never get tired of it.
The petri dish lid, which is loosely placed over the lid, gives a different atmosphere to the clean and seamless mass of patterns. Futachoko's pattern is a modern arrangement of traditional cut patterns, and it can be used as a saucer or a small dish.
For those who like to drink, cook, or collect small things. It comes in a special paulownia wood box that makes it a perfect gift.
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Yaegiku: A star-shaped cut called a chrysanthemum pattern with deep-cut petals added to the outside of the cut to create a gorgeous, three-dimensional floral pattern.
Ichimatsu: The pattern is often daringly carved out with a large cut blade in kiriko, but it is delicately expressed as if carved out with fine cuts.
Niju-Yarai: This pattern consists of two thick yarai patterns (diagonally intersecting lattice patterns). The smaller-than-usual size of the design gives it a lovely impression.
Tsurara: This is a slightly new pattern for Futachoko, and the colors are stylishly left like old faceted glass. The cut like a lotus flower gives a dignified impression.
Shippo: This pattern has been loved for a long time as a pattern of good luck. The star cut in the center gives it a glamorous and modern look.
Takijima: A chic pattern like a dyed kimono. The random stripes created by the thin cuts are like rain. When combined with other patterns, the simplicity of this pattern stands out.
Kamaboko: This cut is often used at the bottom of faceted glass, and is usually the behind-the-scenes help. The cut is the main feature of this pattern, and the edge that is not usually left is left to create a romantic pattern that looks like a window lattice.
Size: About Ø84xH70(Choco Ø72xH66, Lid Ø84xH17)mm
Capacity: About 150ml
Weight: About 220g
Material: Soda Glass
*For blown glass (overlay glass), there may be slight variations in shape, dimensions, and color. Also, air bubbles may appear.
*Please do not use abrasive sponges, metal scrubbers, cleansers, etc. on the glass, as they can scratch it and cause damage.
Price: 28,000 JPY
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