Traditional crafts in Taito city

edo kiriko

Cut Glassware

Facets are the technique which perform various designs, in other words a cut glass using a whetstone and a gold board on the surface of the glass. Edo faceted glass was in the 5th year of Tempo (1834), by the originator by Kyubei Kagaya who ran Bidoroya in Oh- Denma-cho [town’s name ]. It also led to a modern sophisticated cut technique in 1882, in state-owned Shinagawa glass Works under the leadership of Hideto engineer Emanuel Hauptman. Patterns of the chrysanthemum, plants and those that were stylized, such as hemp, and daily necessities such as bamboo weaving from Edo period were widely used.

In addition, the difference between the Edo faceted glass and Satsuma Kiriko are as follows:
Edo faceted glassーthe material is covered with a transparent glass and with thin color. The cut is deeply crisp, accurate and finish is clearly glamourous.
Satsuma Kirikoーmaterial is covered with thick color, facet is translucent and has a pale colored finish.