4/26/2010

Kiriko cut glass

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Cut glass Daruma 切子だるま kiriko daruma




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Edo Kiriko is a glass craft that has been handed down in Tokyo.
In Edo (present-day Tokyo) in 1824, Kyubei Kagaya started exploring the technique of cutting patterns into the surface of glass.

Edo Kiriko was fosterd in the urban culture among the townspeople, and during the Meiji era (mid-19th century), the craft introduced not only Western equipment and instruments, but also their technique while preserving traditional techniques and has been passed down to the present time.

First of all, an expert glassblower blows clear glass into a paper-thin shape of colored glass and then rotates this in the air to make the overall form. The result is a two-layer structure with colored glass on the outside and clear glass on the inside. By cutting patterns into the outside surface with different kinds of whetstones, a vivid contrast is created between the colored glass and the transparent glass.

In 1985 Edo Kiriko was designated a Traditional Craft Industry by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
source : web-japan.org



Edo kiriko 江戸切子

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source : tdehdajez.cocolog-nifty.com
カガミクリスタル 江戸切子 This apple comes in green, blue and other colors.




. Welcome to Edo 江戸 ! .

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quote
Brilliant facets of Nishi-Ojima
By KIT NAGAMURA
I'm delighted to find the workshop of Toshio Takizawa, master craftsman of Edo Kiriko, a Japanese style of cut and faceted glass said to date from 1834. The most popular form now features crystal or clear glass coated with a colored layer on the outside, through which the artisan engraves and facets geometric or freehand designs. Takizawa invites me in, saying, "I entertain visitors and media all the time."
... the Ojima area was once crisscrossed by canals for barges transporting glass and coal. "A lot of glasswork is noisy, and when ordinary residents settled here, they complained about that," he says. "But Edo Kiriko work is relatively quiet, so there are a few of us still around."



source : Japan Times, 2011



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寒造透かせグラスの江戸切子
kanzukuri sukase-gurasu no Edo kiriko

ricewine brewed in the cold -
a transparent glass of
old Edo cut glass


吉岡ゆたか Yoshioka Yutaka
www5.ocn.ne.jp/~turu/kukai/g_200503.html

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Satsuma Kiriko
is a traditional glass handicraft, made in Kagoshima prefecture, Japan.
Real Satsuma Kiriko is extremely expesive and rare, because Satsuma kingdom made this glass handicraft, only less than twenty years at the end of Edo Period.

Satsuma kingdom is the leading player of Meiji modern revolution, so Japanese people feel the all the romance of Japan's modernization in Satsuma Kiriko.
In recent decades, from 1985, Satsuma Kiriko started to be reproduced by its descendants.
source : stores.japanesegoods.jp



Satsuma kiriko 薩摩切子
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kiriko mandala 切子曼陀羅

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kigo for all summer

kiriko 切子(きりこ)cut glass
..... kattogurasu カットグラス
..... gyaman ギヤマン (diamant)
..... biidoro びいどろ (vidro)


.SAIJIKI ... HUMANITY
Kigo for Summer
 



. biidoro ビードロ vidro
hoppen ぽっぺん glass ball plopping

kigo for the New Year


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. Fuji San 富士山 Mount Fuji .


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6 comments:

anonymous said...

Beautiful haiku!

anonymous said...

these are stunningly beautiful!!!
Doreen

Gabi Greve said...

beautiful! thanks for sharing!
blessings,
stacy :-)
mandala oasis

facebook said...

Wonderful glass pieces Gabi.
G.

Anonymous said...

These are exquisite!
just beautiful... Thanks for sharing these treasures with
us Gabi!
Mandala Oasis

Anonymous said...

Very nice!
Thank you so much to sharing!
Annalisa