10 modern pattern Edo-kiriko glass tumblers on Amazon

The traditional but new Japanese cut glass tumblers

Distilled Spirits Rock glass tumblers Yachiyo Kiriko Suimon

 

“Edo” was the ancient name of Tokyo. In the Edo Period (1603-1868), it was the biggest city around the world and more than a million people lived in. While the samurai (warrior) class ruled Japan at that time, the tradesmen and artisans of the town developed the unique culture. Ukiyo-e, haiku, kabuki, sumo…

 

The various industries grew and invented the new products. In the middle 1800’s, the glass wholesaler Kaga-ya Kyubei come up with the way of carving a glass with emery. That was the beginning of the Edo-kiriko glass.

 

The craftsmen of the Japanese cut glass had came to be able to make the beautifully colored and finely patterned the Edo-kiriko products in Meiji Period (1868-1912). Though the age of the tradesmen and artisans had already ended, their spirits remained all sorts of the ways. 

 

The people of the Edo City loved “Iki” (粋) which means smart, stylish or chic. The sense of the beauty is still alive in the traditional cut glass. The new designs and colors (such as amber and black) of Edo-kiriko which has been born today also show the spirit of “Iki”.

 

 

 

The Edo-kiriko glass tumblers with the new designs

 

 

Eternal Flower

 

Crystal Double Old Fashioned Bar Glass 8.8oz Edo Kiriko Eternal Flower Design Cut Glass - Green x Amber [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Crystal Double Old Fashioned Bar Glass 8.8oz Edo Kiriko Eternal Flower Design Cut Glass - Blue x Amber [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

 

 

 

 

Kaleidoscope

 

Ohba Glass Old-Fashoned Cut Glass Edo Kiriko, Japanese Traditional Craft in Gift Box Kaleidoscope (Green/Amber)

Ohba Glass Old-Fashoned Cut Glass Edo Kiriko, Japanese Traditional Craft in Gift Box Kaleidoscope (Ultramarine/Amber)

Ohba Glass Old-Fashoned Cut Glass Edo Kiriko, Japanese Traditional Craft in Gift Box Kaleidoscope (Red)

 

 

 

Kabuki

 

Japanese traditional crafts, Edo Kiriko Old Fashioned Glass KABUKI face 9.46oz (Blue)

Shimizu Glass workshop Japanese traditional crafts, Edo Kiriko Old Fashioned Glass KABUKI face 9.46oz (Red)

 

 

 

Skyward

 

 

Edo Kiriko Crystal Double Old Fashioned Glass, 8.4oz Cut Glass Hisho Skyward - Black [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Edo Kiriko Crystal Double Old Fashioned Glass, 8.4oz Cut Glass Hisho Skyward - Violet [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Edo Kiriko Crystal Double Old Fashioned Glass, 8.4oz Cut Glass Hisho Skyward - Blue [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

 

 

 

 

Fire Flame

 

Crystal Double Old Fashioned Glass Edo Kiriko Cut Glass Homura Fire Flame - Black [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Crystal Double Old Fashioned Glass Edo Kiriko Cut Glass Homura Fire Flame - Blue [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

 

 

 

Grape

 

Japanese Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Small Tumbler A Pair of Grape Pattern

Japanese Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Tumbler A Pair of Grape Pattern

Japanese Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Rocks Glass A Pair of Grape Pattern

 

 

 

Suimon (ripple)

 

Distilled Spirits Rock Glass Yachiyo Kiriko Suimon

 

 

 

Mukaihaginoha (faced Japanese bush clovers)

 

Distilled Spirits Rock Glass Yachiyo Kiriko Mukaihaginoha

 

 

 

Narabikine (lined pestles)

 

Distilled Spirits Rock Glass Yachiyo Kiriko Narabikine

 

 

 

Genjigumo (ancient Japanese art clouds)

 

Distilled Spirits Rock Glass Yachiyo Kiriko Genjigumo

 

 

Not only the cut glass, the traditional Japanese teapot (kyusu) has new designs!

10 modern style kyusu (Japanese teapot) from the traditional crafts

 

 

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