When Shogun reined Japan, Tokyo was called “Edo”.
It is called the “Edo period (or era)” covering 265 years when the Shogun family continued the dynastic transfer of power. It is said that a glass wholesaler in Edo invented the first Edo Kiriko in 1834. Since the opening of the country (1868), cut glass has developed further with progress of technology and popularizing of glassware. In 1985 and 2002, Edo Kiriko was designated as Traditional Craft in Tokyo and in Japan, respectively. The patterns cut into glass have auspicious meanings.
Please enjoy the taste and beauty of Edo through use of Edo Kiriko in your daily life.