Glassware that sparkles and glint, this is the Japanese cut glass known as "Edo-Kiriko".
Edo-Kiriko has a manufacturing method in which clear colors (usually blue or red) and delicate patterns are cut into glass.
It was made during the 19th century in Edo (江戸) -the old name of Tokyo.
The distinguished mark of Edo-Kiriko is the smoothness of the cuts.
You can see that the edges are rounded.
Thanks for efforts of highly skilled artisans that cut glass, a craft introduced from abroad, was steadily adopted and
became a distinct element of Japanese culture.
Now, this 180-year-old craft tradition is officially recognized as a national treasure.
Edo-Kiriko features designs like none other.
Many of popular patterns were made during the Edo Period. They are derived from traditional tools used in daily life and from patterns found from nature, for example
Nanako (fish egg pattern), bamboo leaves, chrysanthemum flowers, hemp leaf or Kagome (basekt weave) etc...
Today, these pattern are also used either alone or in combination with others symmetrically.
The cut surface shines beautifully due to its prism effect. Edo-Kiriko is perfect for use as tableware when serving guests as well as for display. Since Edo Kiriko uses high-class crystal glass, it is also perfect as a gift for your parents or elders.
With elegant designs, the works of Edo-Kiriko will captivate anybody's heart!
Our beautifully cut glass "Edo-Kiriko" are carefully hand-made by experienced craftsmen in Tokyo.
They have one of popular pattern "YARAI CREST", resembling a rain of arrows.
These traditional cutting pattern exist for over 170 years but still have modern impression.
*Each glass comes in a wooden box.
*Wash with soap and warm water, but No dishwasher and NO microwave oven.
*The color shown in the photos may be slightly varied from the actual color due to the lighting and color deviation of monitors.
This beautiful glass can be used as a Sake glass "Guinomi", and it is modern enough to serve with a dessert or appetizers.
Contain... 1x guinomi glass
Color... red or blue
Capacity... 90 ml
Dimensions... ø 62mm x H52mm
Wooden Box... L83mm x W83mm x H75mm
Small glass can be used for serving liquor.
Its cutting makes it a exceptionally brilliant in coloration when drinking out of them.
Also, it is a perfect addition to your table setting.
Contain... 1x shot glass
Color... Red, Blue
Capacity... 110 ml
Dimensions... ø56mm x H100mm
Wooden Box... L80mm x W85mm x H120mm
Taburo uses a handmade glass for all their glassware products. At the each process such as glassblowing, cutting, sandblasting and shining, are taken carefully one by one by skilled craftsmen.
*Photographs at Taburo Workshop in Tokyo.