Kiyohide Glass Red and Lapis Lazuli Edo Kiriko Tumbler Set
Bold splashes of color marked with intricate, checkered designs cover this tumbler set, revitalizing your cocktail hour with a delightfully retro yet timeless presence. Kiyohide Glass items are all cut by hand, making each tumbler nearly identical, but truly one-of-a-kind.
A striking flared shape is emphasized by the long lines of the checkered design, with an alternating pattern of color and clear blocks adding dimension to the smooth surface inside of the cup. Oval-shaped divots are cut into the clear sections, forming a window that creates an almost kaleidoscopic visual when you look through it.
This glass-cutting technique is called Edo Kiriko, which demands years of expertise, a refined sensibility, and impeccable technique. Cutting kiriko glass involves inspecting the interior while referencing the pattern etched on the glass's exterior. Peer into these glasses from multiple angles and the dynamic pattern cut on the outside results in remarkably unique textures that will never cease to amaze you and your guests.
The Edo Kiriko technique is often seen on sake cups, and this set’s tall, flared style makes it a perfect option to instantly elevate whatever you’re imbibing — from cocktail to mocktail, beer to soda. And the solid glass base makes a soothing sound when you set it on a table, and the glass is surprisingly light in your hands, so every sip feels just right. Each set is a pair of glasses, one in a vibrant auspicious red and one in lapis lazuli, known as ruri in Japanese. The duo invite you to share your time with a loved one.
The set arrives tucked in a beautiful box made of paulownia wood, light and made to protect the tumblers when not in use. It also makes a beautiful gift.
Each Edo Kiriko glass is made by hand by the artisan Kiyohide in his workshop called Kirameki, which means “The Refined Light”. Kiyohide has honed his craft over decades of dedication, earning him the title of “Edo Kiriko Craftsperson”, an honor reserved only for those who have proved their craftsmanship of the technique.
- Quantity: A set of 2 cups
- Dimension: D 7.4cm (2.9 in) x H 10.5cm (4.1 in)
- Box Size: L 17.6 cm (6.9 in) x W 14.7cm (5.8 in) x H 9cm (3.5 in)
- Capacity: 170 ml (5.7 oz)
- Material: Glass
- Origin: Made in Japan - Edo Kiriko Glass
- Brand: Kiyohide Glass
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ABOUT KIYOHIDE GLASS
Passing on the traditional technique of hand-polishing, Kiyohide's glassware possesses an intriguing shine that captivates the beholder. As a certified member of the privileged Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association and a nationally acclaimed craftsperson, Kiyohide presents us with the utmost refined and sophisticated designs in the art of crystal glassware.View more Kiyohide Glass items
ABOUT EDO GLASS, EDO KIRIKO
Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is also a center of craftsmanship. Among them, Edo Glass and Edo Kiriko are traditional Japanese Glassware that have been handed down for about 200 years in Edo City, the old name for the central area of Tokyo.These beautifully shining glasswares have been refined in Japan's largest consumer city, carrying on the good old Japanese tradition into the modern age.View more Edo Kiriko & Edo Glass