Held from March 24th (Friday) to 26th (Sunday), 2023! The venue is "Tokyu Plaza Ginza" with an architectural design based on Edo Kiriko.
The select shop “Fujimaki Department Store” ( https://fujimaki-select.com ), which sells only masterpieces with the theme of “Japan”, will hold the largest “Edo Kiriko Sakura Festival” in Japan on March 24, 2023 (Friday). It will be held for three days from ) to 26th (Sun).
This 5th event is an annual festival where you can fully experience the “rich life with Edo Kiriko” through the skills of craftsmen who have passed down the historical Edo Kiriko to the present.
An exhibition where you can see the dynamic and gorgeous new works of Edo Kiriko cut by traditional craftsmen with their soul, direct sales where you can purchase Edo Kiriko that shines with craftsmanship while talking directly with craftsmen, and Edo Kiriko experience. You can also experience craftsmanship such as workshops.
▼Event special page
March 24 (Fri) – 26 (Sun), 2023
11:00 – 21:00 *Until 18:00 on the last day
[Main venue] Tokyu Plaza Ginza 3F special space (5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
[Second Venue] Tokyu Plaza Ginza B1F Fujimaki Department Store Ginza
[Online Venue] Fujimaki Department Store Website
[Past event scale]
2018 1st Approximately 5,000 people
2019 2nd Approx. 7,000
2021 3rd Approx. 1,500
2022 4th Approximately 4,000 people *2020 will not be held due to the new corona disaster
Introducing some event details ahead of time!
The 35th Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition (Organizer: Edo Kiriko Cooperative)
In this historical exhibition sponsored by the Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association, you can see the whole body of Edo Kiriko craftsmen, from traditional craftsmen to up-and-coming young artists. New large-scale works such as platters and water jugs that are hard to see elsewhere will be on display.
*Photos are of past exhibits
◆The 3rd Tableware Exhibition
The "Tableware Department" newly established in 2021. Please enjoy "Edo Kiriko as tableware", which has been finished by incorporating the craftsman's commitment, passion, and craftsmanship into shapes that can be used every day, such as rock glasses and tumblers, so that you can feel Edo Kiriko closer to you.
*Photos are of past exhibits
◆Edo Kiriko experience workshop
Edo Kiriko is born from the handiwork of craftsmen that has been handed down over generations. Would you like to cut such Edo Kiriko with your own hands? In the hands-on workshop, you can experience drafting and shaving while receiving direct instruction from an active traditional craftsman. This extremely popular workshop is almost fully booked every time with advance reservations. It takes about 15 minutes and can be enjoyed by elementary school students, so it is recommended as a memory of spring break.
[We have started accepting advance reservations] (First-come-first-served basis)
▼Edo Kiriko experience workshop by traditional craftsmen Advance reservation reception page
<Overview> *See the above page for details.
■Experience fee: From 3,000 yen (tax included)
■Time required: About 15 minutes ■Target: Elementary school students and above
Direct sales of rare "Edo Kiriko" by craftsmen
From glasses that are perfect for your first “living with Edo Kiriko,” to rare pieces that are popular with connoisseurs and gems that you don’t see everyday. You can enjoy the lineup unique to the largest Edo Kiriko festival in Japan. Why not take this opportunity to add color to your life with Edo Kiriko?
Additional information will be announced on the website and SNS as needed. Please continue to pay attention.
▼Event special page
▼ Fujimaki Department Store SNS
Facebook (Fujimaki Department Store Ginza): https://www.facebook.com/fujimakiselect.ginza/
Facebook (online site): https://www.facebook.com/fujimakiselect/
Official LINE: https://lin.ee/oKs32Wq
・Fujimaki Department Store
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 the finest Japanese-themed items.” The products we handle are masterpieces full of “amazing” originality that combine high design and ease of use. It has over 400 business partners, including excellent craftsmen and creators, and is one of the largest e-commerce sites in Japan that sells 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 want a little richness in their daily lives. Currently, there are about 240,000 Facebook members and about 100,000 e-mail magazine members, and is loved by many fans. In March 2016, the first physical store opened in Ginza (Tokyu Plaza Ginza B1 floor / 5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo).
* The number of business partners and members is as of March 2023.
Online store: https://fujimaki-select.com
・ About caramo Co., Ltd.
Operating company of "Fujimaki Department Store". Ryo Nakamura, the president and representative director, launched the Fujimaki Department Store together with the late Mr. Kodai Fujimaki. With the vision of "adding a little richness to everyday life", we will create "new satisfaction and value" for our customers. The name of the company is derived from the idea that "we aim to be a company that is loved by customers, craftsmen, and people all over the world", and we will continue to evolve with the aim of creating services with high customer satisfaction.
[caramo Co., Ltd.] From the press release