Edo Kiriko (江戸切子) is a traditional Japanese glassware that originated in Edo (now Tokyo) during the Edo period (1603-1868). It is characterized by its intricate and delicate patterns that are cut into the glass surface.
The technique of Edo Kiriko involves first blowing a glass vessel and then carving out the patterns using a special cutting wheel made of iron, wood, and bamboo. The glass is then polished to create a smooth and shiny finish. The designs of Edo Kiriko are typically geometric or floral, and are often used for decorative purposes such as vases, cups, and plates.
Edo Kiriko is considered a fine art in Japan and has been designated as a traditional craft by the Japanese government. The glassware is highly valued for its exquisite craftsmanship and beauty, and is often used as a luxury gift or souvenir.