[Hirota Glass's Edo Kiriko "Futachoko" has been added]
Edo Kiriko (Edo faceted glass) is a Japanese cut glass that originated in 1834 when a beadlo maker, Kagaya Kyubei, engraved glass using Kongo sand in Odenmacho, Edo (now Tokyo). It is said to be "a culture nurtured by the common people" because of its history of developing patterns and uses along with the daily lives of the common people without interruption despite many disasters, difficulties, and long years.
The patterns are arranged by the hand of skilled Edo Kiriko artisans on a cup of "ordinary" shape, considering only the beauty of the design. The entire bottom and even the edge of the cup are covered with light patterns. The light is refracted in various ways depending on the angle. You can look at it by the window or under the light and never get tired of it.
The petri dish lid, which is loosely placed over the lid, gives a different atmosphere to the clean and seamless mass of patterns. Futachoko's pattern is a modern arrangement of traditional cut patterns, and it can be used as a saucer or a small dish.
For those who like to drink, cook, or collect small things. It comes in a special paulownia wood box that makes it a perfect gift.
Hirota Glass's Edo Kiriko "Futachoko"