Edo Kiriko "Japan's Largest" Festival "Love Nippon! Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival 2021" @ Tokyu Plaza Ginza. Held for 3 days from April 16th (Friday) to 18th (Sunday)
"Love Nippon! Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival 2021" will be held at Tokyu Plaza Ginza from April 16th (Friday) to 18th (Sunday). Among the many contents available, the "Edo Kiriko Cut Experience Workshop" is particularly noteworthy.
This super popular event was almost full with advance reservations when it was held in 2019. Last year it was canceled due to the corona sickness, but this year it will be held after taking all possible measures against infectious diseases (sponsored by Edo Kiriko Cooperative, special cooperation: Fujimaki Department Store).
In this workshop, you can cut Edo Kiriko with your own hands while receiving direct help from traditional craftsmen. There is no doubt that the experience of being able to experience Edo Kiriko, a traditional craft that has a particularly strong momentum, will be a memory of this spring. Don't miss this precious opportunity!
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- The stage is Ginza! Edo Kiriko "Japan's Largest" Festival
"Love Nippon! Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival 2021" is a "Japan's largest" festival where new works of Japanese traditional crafts, Edo Kiriko, are gathered together.
Following 2019, which recorded 7,000 visitors, and 2020, which was forced to be canceled due to the corona disaster, this year's event will be held after taking thorough measures against infectious diseases.
The stage is "Tokyu Plaza Ginza," which is a hot topic for its architectural design with the motif of Edo Kiriko .
At the venue where the real "Sakura" is displayed, there are a lot of plans such as exhibition and sale of new Kiriko works by craftsmen, events related to sake, and online Edo Kiriko direct sales that you can enjoy at home.
- "Cut experience workshop" where you can receive the hands of traditional craftsmen
An "experience workshop" where you can cut Edo kiriko with your own hands while receiving a direct explanation from a traditional craftsman. In 2019, we will hold a super popular event that was fully booked one week before the session again this year!
Active Edo Kiriko craftsmen, including Mr. Masateru Yamada of Yamada Glass Processing Co., Ltd., a popular brand at Fujimaki Department Store, will teach you how to cut.
Select your favorite item from "dish" or "rock glass" and complete it in about 15 minutes until shaving. You can enjoy it from elementary school students to adults, and you can take your own Edo Kiriko home with you.
■ Location: Tokyu Plaza Ginza 7th Floor News Picks GINZA (5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
■ Date: 4/16 (Fri), 17 (Sat), 18 (Sun) 11: 15-17: 00 (Last reception 16:45)
■ Capacity: Up to 5 people each time ■ Reservation fee: 2,750 yen (tax included)
* If you pay an additional charge of 1,000 yen (tax included) on the day, you can cut with rare materials such as crystal glass and colored glass. [Ends as soon as the limited quantity runs out]
■ Time required: About 15 minutes ■ Target: Elementary school students and above
* Customers who make reservations will be given priority in the workshop.
Participation on the day is possible, but the capacity is limited to 5 people each time. If you would like to participate, we recommend that you select the desired date and time on the reservation page and apply.
- About our customers' efforts for safety and security
The following measures will be taken at the venue to prevent infection with the new coronavirus. We ask for your understanding and cooperation.
(1) Please wear a mask at all times in the venue.
(2) Please disinfect with alcohol at the time of admission.
(3) If the store is crowded and there is not enough space, admission may be restricted.
(4) Please secure a certain distance between customers in the venue.
(5) We may ask for your cooperation in temperature measurement (customers above 37.5 ° C will not be allowed to enter the store).
In addition, we are thoroughly implementing the following measures for the venue staff, and we are trying to provide a safe and secure environment.
(1) Always wear a mask
(2) Thorough hand washing, gargle, and disinfection
(3) Conducting temperature measurement when going to work
(4) Cleaning the venue with alcohol
- What is Edo Kiriko?
Japanese traditional glass shavings that started in Edo (present-day Tokyo) from the latter half of the Edo period.
In 1834, Kyubei Kagaya, a beadro shop in Tenmacho, Edo, carved the surface of the glass with hard sand, which is said to be the beginning of Edo Kiriko, which is handed down to this day.
In the Meiji era, European cut glass and crystal glass techniques were introduced, and it developed as an Edo sword that has been handed down to the present day.
In 1985, it was designated as a traditional art of Tokyo, and in 2002, it was designated as a national traditional art.
* Partially quoted from the Edo Kiriko Cooperative website.
* "Edo Kiriko" is a registered trademark of the Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association.
- Fujimaki Department Store (Fujimaki Hyakkaten)
Operated by caramo Co., Ltd. (Headquarters Shibuya-ku, Tokyo / President Ryo Nakamura).
Produced by the late Yukio Fujimaki (1960-2014), who was known as a famous buyer of Isetan, it opened in May 2012 as an "EC site that delivers only discerning gems with a Japanese theme". The products we handle are "surprisingly" original gems that have both high design and ease of use. With over 400 business partners such as excellent craftsmen and creators, it is one of the largest EC sites in Japan that handles only carefully selected Japanese products.
The main customer base is men and women in their late 30s to 50s who are highly interested in "things" and seek a little richness in their daily lives. Currently, there are about 240,000 Facebook members and about 100,000 e-mail magazine members, which are loved by many fans. In March 2016, the first actual store was opened in Ginza (Tokyu Plaza Ginza 6th floor / 5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo).
* The number of business partners and members is as of March 2021.
- Caramo Co., Ltd.
The operating company of "Fujimaki Department Store". Ryo Nakamura, the president and CEO, started the Fujimaki Department Store with the late Yukio Fujimaki on a three-legged race. With the vision of "a little richness in our daily lives," we will create "new satisfaction and value" for our customers. The company name is derived from our own way of "aiming to be a company loved by customers, craftsmen, and all over the world," and will continue to evolve with the aim of creating services with high customer satisfaction.
Company name: caramo Co., Ltd.
Location: 3-25-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
President: Ryo Nakamura Capital: 10 million yen