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Experience for yourself Kiriko glass cutting, one of Japan's most celebrated artistic traditions
around the world

Edo Kiriko, now a wildly popular "Made in Tokyo" traditional artwork, first made its appearance in the old capital of Edo (now Tokyo) during the later years of the Edo Period of Japan and soon spread throughout the country. 

A branch of glass cutting art, Edo Kiriko glassware is used in many occasions: as cups for holding sake or tea, as dining ware for meals, and even for flower arrangements, among a wide variety of other uses. 

Edo Kiriko glassware is often gifted for celebratory occasions. Furthermore, the prime minister and crown prince frequently offer Edo Kiriko glassware to foreign dignitaries and visitors as presents. 

There are many types of glass art throughout the world, but one would be hard-pressed to find another craft that matches the delicate thinness of Edo Kiriko glass and the detailed craftsmanship of its designers. Mastering the art of Edo Kiriko is one of the most difficult endeavors to achieve. This impressive art is being continued in Japan to this day by Kiriko masters and their disciples.

About The Experience

We invite you to join us in experiencing the unadulterated intensity of the craftsman at work. You will have the opportunity to see the fruits of a legacy that has continued over four generations in this family of craftsmen and even create your own original piece of Edo Kiriko. 

You will witness the incredible skill of Mr. Kobayashi, a decorated individual who has served as a leading member of numerous Edo Kiriko organizations and whose father has been declared a "Master Contemporary Craftsman." 

We hope that you will join us in visiting the studio of the Kobayashi family, which has continued the tradition of Japan's finest glassware for generations. It is our wish that you can experience Japan's culture of handmade crafts, which thrives until this day in the streets of Tokyo.

Edo Kiriko making experience

Experience includes:Your artwork
Duration:2 hours (can be adjusted upon request)
Location:Sumiyoshi, Tokyo (inquire for further details)
Price:Please contact us to inquire about pricing
Max # of people:up to 7

Recommended for people who…

● would like to watch and learn from Tokyo's most skilled Edo Kiriko glass artisan
● are interested in learning more about Japanese glass industrial arts
● wish to learn more about Japanese traditional design

Optional add-ons to make your plan more memorable...

We can provide TRANSPORTATION, PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY, and KIMONO for your experience.

Please inquire.

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