A Black Edo Kiriko Old Fashioned Glass made by Kimoto Glassware.
This Edo Kiriko Glass Series received the Grand Prize in the 5th Tokyo’s Traditional Handcrafts Challenge Award.
Edo Kiriko is a traditional Japanese art of cut glass that originated in Tokyo toward the end of the Edo Period, characterized by colorful gut designs. Though the check pattern is unusual for Edo Kiriko glassware, it adds a modern flair to this traditional technique. In Japanese culture, the checkerboard repeats in all directions infinitely and symbolizes eternity, prosperity, and expansion. May this glass bring all of this to you as you use it at home.
Like all Edo Kiriko glassware, it is as much a work of art as it is a piece of tableware.
Made in Tokyo, Japan