Edo Kiriko. Introduction to Edo Kiriko
This time, we will introduce “Edo Kiriko”, a traditional Japanese craft. If you are interested in traditional Japanese culture, or if you are looking for a unique souvenir from your trip to Japan, please take a look. Learn more about Edo Kiriko and why it makes a beautiful and impressive souvenir.
1. What is Edo Kiriko?
Edo Kiriko is a type of glass cutting that originated in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). The Edo period was a time when Japanese art and culture developed greatly, and Edo Kiriko also follows this trend. Edo Kiriko is a highly skilled craftsman who uses various tools and techniques to create intricate designs on glass.
2.History of Edo Kiriko
The birthplace of Edo Kiriko is the town of Edo. In the early 1600s, a man named Hironobu Kodama began experimenting with glass cutting. He developed a new type of cutting tool capable of producing very intricate designs. Kodama’s work quickly became popular, and by the mid-1600s Edo Kiriko was established as an art form.
3.How Edo Kiriko is made
Edo Kiriko is an advanced technique that requires perseverance and accuracy. Edo Kiriko uses various tools such as kitchen knives, saws, and chisels to create designs. The most important tool is a thin metal stick called a ‘shell’, which is used to scratch the glass.
After shaving the glass, break the glass along the lines. After that, various processing is applied to finish the design as desired.
4. Reasons why Edo Kiriko is perfect as a souvenir
There are many reasons why Edo Kiriko makes a beautiful souvenir. First, it reflects Japan’s rich cultural history. Edo Kiriko is an art that has been passed down for generations and is a true reflection of Japanese culture.
Second, Edo Kiriko is a very unique art. Giving Edo Kiriko souvenirs is like giving a one-of-a-kind work of art.
Third, Edo Kiriko is a very beautiful art. The intricate design and delicate workmanship are truly breathtaking. Giving a souvenir of Edo Kiriko is sure to become a lifetime treasure for that person.
5. Edo Kiriko with a modern twist
I recomment modern version of Edo Kiriko for Souvenirs
You can buy online[English] or department store