Edo kiriko Japanese drinking glassware. There are many patterns!

(Last Updated On: 14/06/2019)

Japanese Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Old Pair 9.3oz, Kenbishi-Nanako Pattern,Red & Blue




Edo-kiriko is a flashed glass with a various type of the patterns. The glassware is one of the Japanese traditional crafts. But it needs some conditions to be certified as real Edo-kiriko.

 

  1. Glassware
  2. Manual procedures
  3. Mainly using rolling tools
  4. Produced in designated area (centering on Koto-ku and Sumida-ku, Tokyo Prefecture)

 

Though there are the classic patterns of Edo-kiriko including yarai, shippo, and sasa-no-ha, we can also see the modern patterns.Of course, the patterns delight our eyes. Furthermore, you touch the patterns when you drink with the cut glass. You feel the bumpy surface.

The designs and colors of Edo-kiriko are timeless. So I recommend the traditional glassware as a gift too. 

What is an Edo-kiriko?

“Kiriko” means the Japanese cut glass. Most of the today’s Edo-kiriko is a flashed glass and have some kind of colors including blue, red, and purple. But it had no color in Edo Period (1603-1868).

It is said that the glass shop owner Kagaya Kyubei is the first person to make the Edo-kiriko in 1834. He engraved the patterns in the glasses with an emery.

Furthermore, Shinagawa Industrial Glass Factory was founded and the project to set up the glass industry got its start in 1873. After eight years, Japan government invited British engineer Emanuel Houptman and he taught the technique of cut glass to the dozen Japanese.

They established the technique of Edo-kiriko. Then the cutting way and materials were improved through the 20th century. 

In 2004, the government designated Edo-kiriko as the Traditional Crafts. Still today, the craftsmen pursue the beauty and quality of the traditional glassware. They inherit the elegant and frank mind “iki” of the people in Edo.

Famous Edo-kiriko workshops

Edo-kiriko drinking glassware on Amazon.com

Yarai (Bamboo palisade) Pattern

Japanese Crafts Sakura Pair of 2 Red & Blue Edo Kiriko Cut Glasses Tumbler Highball Glass Kasane Yarai - Red & Blue

Japanese Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Sake Cup Ju-yarai Pattern

Pair of Red And Blue Double Old Fashioned Glasses 9.4Oz Edo Kiriko Design Cut Glass Kasane Yarai - Pair [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

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

Double Old Fashioned Rocks Glass 11.4 Oz Edo Kiriko Cut Glass Black - Yarai Bamboo Palisade Fencing Pattern [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Pair of Pink & Blue Edo Kiriko 8.1oz Tumbler Drinking Glasses Design Cut Glass Utsushimi Kasane-Yarai [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Yarai (Bamboo palisade) Pattern

Japanese Paired Tumbler of Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Rokkaku-kagome (Hexagon)

Japanese Paired Rocks Glass of Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Rokkaku-kagome (Hexagon)

Pair of Red and Blue Double Old Fashioned Glasses 9.4Oz Edo Kiriko Design Cut Glass Rokkaku Kagome Hexagonal Pattern - Pair [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Double Old Fashioned Rocks Glass 11.4 Oz Edo Kiriko Cut Glass Black - Rokkaku-Kagome Hexagon Pattern [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Hakkaku-Kagome (Octagon bamboo basket) Pattern

Crystal Sake Cup Edo Kiriko Guinomi Cut Glass Octagon Hakkaku-Kagome Pattern - Blue x Amber [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Japanese Paired Sake Cup of Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Hakkaku-kagome (Octagon)

Edo Kiriko Glass Studio Sai Feng Kagome octagonal pattern sake Ruri M-507

Double Old Fashioned Rocks Glass 11.4 Oz Edo Kiriko Cut Glass Black - Hakkaku-Kagome Octagon Pattern [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Sasa-no ha (Bamboo leaf) and Hakkaku-Kagome Pattern

Japanese Paired Sake Cup of Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Hakkaku-kagome (Octagon)

Edo Kiriko Tumbler Japanese Cut Glass 7.4 Oz Highball Glass Sasa-Kagome - Blue x Amber [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Set of 2 Hand Blown Decorative Wine Glasses Edo Kiriko Cut Glass Octagon Hakkaku Kagome Pattern - Red & Blue [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Nanako and Bamboo leaf Pattern

Edo Kiriko Violet Tumbler Highball Glass 7.4 Oz Cut Glass Drinkware - Nanako [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Japanese Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Sake Cups A Pair of Hishi-nanako Pattern

Shippo (Seven jewels) with others patterns

Japanese Paired Rocks Glass of Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Shippo Flower Pattern

Japanese Paired Sake Cup of Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Shippo Flower Pattern

Japanese Paired Rocks Glass of Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Shippo-nanako Pattern







Sakura (Cherry blossom) Pattern

Sakura Cherry Blossoms Design Rock Glass 11.5oz Edo Kiriko Design Cut Glass - Pink & Blue [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Sakura Cherry Blossoms Design Guinomi Sake Cup 2.5oz Shot Glass Edo Kiriko Design Cut Glass - Blue [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Crystal Cherry Blossoms Design Drinking Glass 8.8oz Rocks Glass Edo Kiriko Design Cut Glass - Blue [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Shima (Stripe) or Nami (Wave)

Japanese Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Stripe Tumbler Purple

Edo Kiriko Glass Studio Saiotori wavy stripe pattern Tenkai tumbler pink green M-7259-PG (japan import)

Japanese Cut Glass Tokyo Kiriko Edo Kiriko Sai-Hou Japanese import

Japanese Cut Glass Tokyo Kiriko Edo Kiriko Sai-Hou Japanese import

Modern patterns

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

Ohba Glass Cut Glass 江戸切子 Edo Kiriko, Japanese Traditional Craft in Gift Box 光る宙 Milky Way (Green/Amber)

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

Crystal Double Old Fashioned Glass, Edo Kiriko Cut Glass Crack - Blue [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

Crystal Double Old Fashioned Glass Edo Kiriko Cut Glass Amber Gradatione - Blue [Japanese Crafts Sakura]

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










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