Edo kiriko is a style of engraved glassware first developed in Edo (modern-day Tokyo) in the 1830s. The pieces are famous for their bright colors and intricate, finely detailed geometric patterns, made by starting with two layers of glass, colored and uncolored, followed by a painstaking process of cutting and polishing the colored glass. In 2002, edo kiriko was recognized by the Japanese government as a traditional craft of Japan.

To learn more about traditional Japanese crafts, see our article on craft evens that have been held in Tokyo: https://japanupclose.web-japan.org/culture/c20201028_9.html

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