Kagaya Kyubei and Edo-kiriko glass

Mysterious glass marchant Kagaya Kyubei Edo-kiriko is a Japanese glassware designated as a traditional craft by the country in 2002. The history of Edo-kiroko, with delicate cuts on vivid colored glass, dates back to the first half of the 19th century. In 1834, Kagaya Kyubei carved a surface of a glass with emery powder for a decoration, that is thought to be the beginning of the traditional glass product. Who is Kagaya Kyubei? The American Admiral Matthew Perry came to Shimoda in 1853 with the letter of President Millard Fillmore. His visit is a historical event that everyone knows in Japan that triggered the Meiji Restoration. He came to open Read more about Kagaya Kyubei and Edo-kiriko glass[…]

Classic Yarai pattern rocks glass of Edo-kiriko

Japanese traditional glassware with bamboo palisade (Yarai) pattern <p style=”text-align: center;”><a title=”Pair of Red And Blue Double Old Fashioned Glasses 9.4Oz Edo Kiriko Design Cut Glass Kasane Yarai – Pair [Japanese Crafts Sakura]” href=”https://www.amazon.com/Double-Fashioned-Glasses-Kiriko-Design/dp/B018SH22MU?psc=1&amp;SubscriptionId=AKIAJRKC6WE3NL42JJSQ&amp;tag=hachihachi-20&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;camp=2025&amp;creative=165953&amp;creativeASIN=B018SH22MU” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img src=”https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51E8hFLMCJL.jpg” alt=”Pair of Red And Blue Double Old Fashioned Glasses 9.4Oz Edo Kiriko Design Cut Glass Kasane Yarai – Pair [Japanese Crafts Sakura]” width=”500″ height=”500″ /></a></p> Edo-kiriko, born in the townsman culture, has created various glass products based on the advanced techniques of the craftsmen. There are many people who fall for the beautiful design and use the traditional craft glass. Related Post Edo-kiriko Japanese drinking glassware. There are many patterns! Edo-kiriko has Read more about Classic Yarai pattern rocks glass of Edo-kiriko[…]

Mother’s Day special gift from traditional Japanese crafts

High-quality Japanese products for Mother’s Day gift   Mother’s Day in 2019 is May 12th. There are a lot of gift items for the day at the various stores, but it’s an annual event so you’d wonder what to give to your mother. Then why not give a gift with a different taste once in a while? Of course, it is perfect if your mother is interested in Japan. We will introduce you to Mother’s Day from among Japanese crafts with a long history and tradition, from Amazon.com.       Pottery Vase     Arita/Imari ware Arita/Imari ware vase. The Japanese oldest porcelain made in Arita region, Saga Prefecture. Read more about Mother’s Day special gift from traditional Japanese crafts[…]

Luxury gift ideas for kitchen items from Japanese traditional crafts

High-quality gift of kitchen goods of the traditional craft for those who love cooking     When you think about giving special gifts to your mother or cook lover, Japanese traditional crafts would be perfect. Electrical appliances made in Japan are very popular, but not well-known, there are high-quality kitchen knives and cast irons in that country. They are guaranteed kitchen tools that have accumulated technique for hundreds of years. You can find the kitchen goods which have contemporary designs so they are perfect for gifts!         Global kabuto knives set     The sharpness and usability of the Global knives attract people around the world. And Read more about Luxury gift ideas for kitchen items from Japanese traditional crafts[…]

Buying Edo-kiriko cut glass sake sets made in Japan

Beautiful sake cups and bottles of Edo-kiriko cut glass from Amazon     Yarai Pattern (blue)         There are many traditional crafts including pottery, porcelain, and metal products in Japan but the glassware which has a long history isn’t so many. Edo-kiriko is the most popular Japanese glassware. Edo is the ancient name of Tokyo and more than a million people lived in the city (the largest population in the middle 18the century around the world!). Until the Edo Period (1603-1868), the culture of Japan was mostly developed the ruling class such as aristocracy and samurai. However, the culture of the Edo Period was the culture of townspeople. They Read more about Buying Edo-kiriko cut glass sake sets made in Japan[…]

Edo kiriko Japanese drinking glassware. There are many patterns!

Traditional Japanese tableware Edo-kiriko cut glasses <p style=”text-align: center;”><a title=”Japanese Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Old Pair 9.3oz, Kenbishi-Nanako Pattern,Red &amp; Blue” href=”https://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Edo-Kiriko-Glass-Kenbishi-Nanako-Pattern/dp/B0784KBKP1?SubscriptionId=AKIAJRKC6WE3NL42JJSQ&amp;tag=hachihachi-20&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;camp=2025&amp;creative=165953&amp;creativeASIN=B0784KBKP1″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img src=”https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51EGs1mQBVL.jpg” alt=”Japanese Edo-Kiriko (Cut Glass) Old Pair 9.3oz, Kenbishi-Nanako Pattern,Red &amp; Blue” width=”500″ height=”271″ /></a></p> 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.   Glassware Manual procedures Mainly using rolling tools 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 Read more about Edo kiriko Japanese drinking glassware. There are many patterns![…]

Beatutiful amber and blue/green cold sake glass cups

Japanese guinomi sake glasses of the traditional Edo-kiriko from Amazon.com   When you drink cold sake, a great glass guinomi (Japanese sake cup) would more bring out a flavor. Unlike sake cups of pottery or porcelain including Imari (Arita)-yaki, Kutani-yaki, and Hagi-yaki, it isn’t available for hot sake, of course (you can see sake cups of Imari-yaki, Kutani-yaki, Hagi-yaki from here). But they don’t have the glittering of the Edo-kiriko cut glass.      The traditional cut glass started the history in 1834. After the glass wholesaler, Kagaya Kyubei began to carve a glass with using emery powder in Edo (today’s Tokyo), the craftsmen of Edo-kiriko introduce the techniques from Read more about Beatutiful amber and blue/green cold sake glass cups[…]

Top quality Hanashyo’s Edo-kiriko guinomi sake cups from Amazon

Most fine and elegant Japanese cut glass guinomi cups of Hanashyo       The history of Edo-kiriko started in the middle of 1800’s and the current cut glass craftsmen take over the technique. Furthermore, they improve the design by trial and error. Especially, the glassware of Hanashyo is very famous for the beautiful colors and fine carving. The Japanese government gave the wine glasses of Hanashyo to the state guests on G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit in 2008.     Since the establishment in 1946, the Edo-kiriko company have produced the glassware focusing overseas market. That made the company more sensitive for the current of the time around the world.   Read more about Top quality Hanashyo’s Edo-kiriko guinomi sake cups from Amazon[…]

10 modern pattern Edo-kiriko glass tumblers on Amazon

The traditional but new Japanese cut glass tumblers   “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 Kagaya 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 Read more about 10 modern pattern Edo-kiriko glass tumblers on Amazon[…]

Let’s drink wine with the Japanese traditional Edo-kiriko glass

Get the wine glasses of the Japanese traditional cut glass from Amazon.com   The history of the Edo-kiroko glass started in 1800’s . The wholesaler of the glass Kagaya Kyubei in Edo invented the way of curving the glass from Europe. He used a emery for the curving. But during the Edo Period (1603-1868), there were no cut glass with colors. All of the products was clear and transparent.   The beautifully colored and various patterns of the Edo-kiriko glass showed in Meiji Period (1868-1912).    See the patterns of Edo-kiriko drinking ware   Today, there are not only the Japanese sake cups but also wine glass and rock glass of Read more about Let’s drink wine with the Japanese traditional Edo-kiriko glass[…]

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