Discover the art of delicate glass cutting techniques.
Elegant Kiriko glassware appeared during the last years of the Edo Period (1603-1868) and its modern form has recently seen a great revival in popularity. Today, on celebratory occasions, delicate crystal glasses, bowls and vases are offered for sake: the imperial family and the prime minister often present visiting dignitaries with gifts of Kiriko glassware.
To learn more about the glass cutting techniques behind kiriko, we can arrange for you to visit a family of master craftsmen who have practiced the art for four generations. They will introduce you to simple glass cutting skills and material so you can create your own piece. There is also the opportunity to visit the workshop to see a selection of the family’s glass pieces.