Beautiful red craft glass "Inner Red" made as a limited model at Tsutaya Bookstore in China will also be available for a limited time
Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will hold the "Edo Kiriko / Glass Crafts that Color Your Life" fair from March 5th with the desire to "enjoy and beautifully produce your life" through beautiful traditional Japanese crafts. It will be held at stores and online stores. As a gift, please enjoy the beautiful world of glass that can be used for various occasions such as a congratulatory banquet at a turning point or a time of daily meals.
This time, we will hold a fair with beautiful Edo Kiriko vessels made by Japanese traditional craftsmen, as well as Japanese cut glass produced by mature techniques.
Edo Kiriko has been developed by craftsmen from England during the Edo period, who introduced the technique of cut glass to Japanese craftsmen. Today, Edo Kiriko is recognized as a nationally designated traditional Japanese craft, and its beauty is highly evaluated worldwide.
This time, Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore proposes glass craft vessels centered on Edo Kiriko with a new design that incorporates trends that match modern lifestyles, and Edo Kiriko with a lucky pattern that values traditional Japanese taste. I will do it. In addition, as a special project, glasses limited to the Tsutaya bookstore in China will be sold in Japan for a limited time.
Please enjoy this opportunity to familiarize yourself with traditional Japanese crafts and techniques loved at home and abroad, and to meet new trends in glass crafts at stores and online stores.
- Introducing the fair ① ｜ "Edo kiriko Mermaid / Dots" for a scene of everyday life
KIMOTO GLASS TOKYO's new "Edo kiriko" series will be released as an Edo kiriko that fits the modern lifestyle where glasses are used in various dishes and spaces, in contrast to the traditional image of "Japanese" and "lucky things" of Edo kiriko. ..
Kazushi Oba, a traditional craftsman, is soft in a glass that is particular about usability such as "smoky color" that is compatible with other vessels and table scenes and is easy to hold and wash. I have made a cut of the design that feels. The name of the cut is also adopted, such as "Mermaid" and "Dots", which makes it easy for domestic and overseas customers to understand the design.
KIMOTO GLASS TOKYO
・ Edokiriko Mermaid Blue / Violet 11,000 yen (tax included) for each color
・ Edokiriko Dots Blue / Violet Each color 8,800 yen (tax included)
- Introducing the fair ② ｜ I want to use it as a seasonal dining table or as a gift. Traditional Edo Kiriko as a lucky charm
From the "Edo Kiriko Saiho" series, you can see works with motifs that have been cherished since ancient times in Japan, such as the "Kikutsugi pattern" glass, which has an impressive traditional geometric pattern of Edo Kiriko. I will propose. Each of the traditional Japanese people has a meaning of auspiciousness.
The "chrysanthemum connection pattern" is named because the fine cuts appear to be a series of "chrysanthemums" that have the meaning of immortality and longevity. Since ancient times, Japanese people have taken great care of patterns and their meanings, and have adopted them in their daily lives. It is a gem that you want to give with the feeling that you want big people to always be healthy and happy.
Please feel the traditional craftsmanship of Kosetsu Cemetery, which has been passed down from ancient times along with the feelings of Japanese people.
Mitsuwa Glass Crafts Co., Ltd. Edo Kiriko Ayaho / Chrysanthemum connection pattern Old gold red 46,200 yen (tax included)
・ Chrysanthemum connection pattern Old Ruri 41,800 yen (tax included)
- Introducing the fair ③ "Dragon" and "Phoenix" kiriko with a lively feeling in red glass. A Chinese limited series is available for a limited time.
Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore has been proposing KIMOTO GLASS TOKYO's glass craft series "Inner Black" for a long time. This series uses an "inner cover" that covers the inside with colored glass instead of the "outer cover" that covers the transparent glass that is used in general glass crafts, and the colored glass floats. It is characterized by the impression that it is. Since the abrasive is sprayed in the space of the glass, it is necessary to spray evenly on the part near the bottom surface, which is a very difficult technique. The fact that the carved parts are even and the detailed design can be expressed is proof of the high skill of the craftsmen.
When two Tsutaya bookstores opened in China last year, we planned and sold "Inner Red" as a China-only model of this product, which was popular with overseas inbound customers at Ginza Tsutaya bookstore. Doing. At this fair, this model will be sold in Japan for a limited time.
I am conscious of the dynamic and dynamic motifs that seem to pop out of the glass and start moving, and I am inspired by Chinese picture scrolls and Japanese folding screen paintings. The detailed design that conveys the technical capabilities of sandblasting by Japanese craftsmen is also a highlight. The "Phoenix" motif, which is not found in the regular Inner Black series, is also available only this time.
How about a commemorative gift for your loved one?
KIMOTO GLASS TOKYO
・ China Tsutaya Bookstore Limited Model Inner Red Dragon / Tiger / Phoenix Each pattern 33,000 yen (tax included)
KIMOTO GLASS TOKYO
・ Inner Black Dragon / Tiger / Arowana pattern 33,000 yen (tax included)
- Brand introduction
KIMOTO GLASS TOKYO / woody Glass Co., Ltd.
Utilizing more than 90 years of experience and knowledge cultivated as a glass tableware wholesaler, we are working on various manufacturing by teaming up with designers, handmade glass factories in Tokyo and Edo Kiriko craftsmen from the standpoint of "glass product producers".
The world's first jet-black Edo Kiriko glass, which is made from traditional crafts to "make it closer to the modern lifestyle," the sake glass "Sake Glass Selection" by a handmade glass craftsman in Tokyo, and the wine bottle upcycle "Funew." We have developed new glass products that cannot be seen anywhere else.
There used to be about 50 glass factories in Tokyo, but now there are only a few. In order to preserve the glass culture of Edo for posterity, we, Kimoto Glass, will convey the charm of "Made in TOKYO" glass both domestically and internationally as a producer of glass products. And, through glass products, we aim to make things that make your lifestyle richer and more enjoyable.
Edo Kiriko Saiho / Mitsuwa Glass Crafts Co., Ltd.
It is a young-centered workshop with three Japanese traditional craftsmen, led by 39-year-old Japanese traditional craftsman Haruki Ishizuka. While following traditional patterns, we are constantly challenging new patterns and techniques.
- Fair details
Edo Kiriko and glass crafts that color your life
Period ｜ March 5th (Fri) -April 11th (Sun), 2021 (scheduled end date)
Venue ｜ Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Stationery section, sponsored by online store ｜ Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Inquiries ｜ 03-3575-7755 (during business hours) /firstname.lastname@example.org
* Fair end date is subject to change.
- Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore-Stationery / Miscellaneous Goods-
Proposing writing instruments and objects as art pieces
We are pursuing the creation of beautiful writing tools and objects collected from all over the world, as well as sales floors that convey the wonderful manufacturing of Japan. In particular, while inheriting traditional techniques, we have adopted contemporary designs and are focusing on the crafts of craftsmen who are taking on new challenges. We also have a large selection of products limited to Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore, so please stop by to find souvenirs from Tokyo Ginza.
- store information
Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore
We propose "living with art" by connecting art, Japanese culture and living through books.
Address: 6-10-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 GINZA SIX 6F
Phone number: 03-3575-7755
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