Edo Kiriko Kai (Nanako)

Edo Kiriko Kai (Nanako)

95.00

Edo Kiriko is a Japanese cut glass tradition that began production in Edo (now Tokyo) from 1834. Kiriko refers to the craft of cutting intricate patterns onto the multilayered glass using garnet powder. The elaborate patterns are hand cut with precision by artisans using a diamond wheel and only rough outlines as guides. Edo Kiriko was designated a traditional craft of Japan in 2002 and its 200-year tradition continues to be passed down through the contemporary range of Edo Kiriko designs. This range of glassware is ideal for use as sake cups, tableware and ornamental pieces to decorate the home.

The Kai series features a range of traditional Edo Kiriko patterns combined with modern form. These sake cups are produced using a traditional technique that involves hand blowing the glass. This series comes in three different designs, all of which are polished with varying results from lustrous to a matte finish.

Nanako (“魚子”) is a traditional pattern which is inspired by fish scales. Like the lustrous sheen of fish scales, an enchanting pattern of light is displayed onto the reflected surface.

Dimensions: Ø5.7 x H5.1cm

Material: Crystal Glass

Place of Origin: Tokyo, Japan

Instructions for Care:
Hand wash only with mild detergent and a soft sponge.

Caution:
Do not use an abrasive sponge as it may scratch or permanently damage the product.
Do not use in a microwave or an oven.

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