This design by Mr. Kimura, Dento-Kogei-Shi (Japanese Government certified Traditional Craftsmanship), is in red. The typical large cut of Edo Kiriko with delicate Octagon Woven Bamboo pattern creates beautiful reflection. The first Edo Kiriko, or Japanese traditional cut glass, originating to the Edo period, is believed to have been made by Kyubei Kagaya, a master glass craftsman in Odenma-cho, Edo or old Tokyo in the late Edo period. (The Edo period is a period of Japanese history, running from 1603 to 1868.) Edo Kiriko was created and nurtured by the townsmen of Edo. Since then, for over 180 years, its excellent designs and finest techniques have been handed down to generations of Kiriko craftsmen.
Edo Kiriko is highly reputed for the most exquisite and delicate cutting, and designated by the Japanese government as the traditional craftwork. It is very popular both in Japan and abroad as a gift symbolizing Japanese culture.