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Home » WEB voting “1st place” has finally been decided! What is the work most selected by the general public at t he 2024 “Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition”? Announcing the winner of the 1st place title “Fujimaki Department Store Award”!

WEB voting “1st place” has finally been decided! What is the work most selected by the general public at t he 2024 “Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition”? Announcing the winner of the 1st place title “Fujimaki Department Store Award”!

[WEB voting “1st place” has finally been decided! ]What is the work most selected by the general public at the 2024 “Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition”?
Announcing the winner of the 1st place title “Fujimaki Department Store Award”!
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Press release: March 28, 2024
[WEB voting “1st place” has finally been decided! ]What is the work most selected by the general public at the 2024 “Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition”?
Announcing the winner of the 1st place title “Fujimaki Department Store Award”! *The 36th Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition brings together 22 major new works by Edo Kiriko craftsmen. March 29th (Friday) to 31st (Sunday), Tokyo, Ginza “6th
Exhibited and sold at “Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival 2024″. * “36th Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition” exhibited works (excerpt) The Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival, the largest Edo Kiriko event in Japan, in which Fujimaki Department Store (operating company: caramo Co., Ltd.) has special cooperation, and one of its highlights is the 36th Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition (sponsored by Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association). Since the end of last month, we have been holding a public online vote for the new work exhibition on a special website, and the “first place” work that will be awarded the title of “Fujimaki Department Store Award” has now been decided. Among the 22 works, we have announced the most popular works that received the most support from the general public.
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* Announcing the winning works of “36th Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition”! * * What is the Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition? *
The “Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition” brings together large-scale new works created by craftsmen, from traditional craftsmen to young artists, with all their heart and soul. Outstanding works were awarded the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
This is an annual contest that awards prestigious awards such as the Manufacturing Industries Bureau Director’s Award. This year marks the 36th time.
* 1st place in web voting! Announcement of “Fujimaki Department Store Award”* There are a total of 22 works in this year’s new exhibition. The online voting period was from Thursday, February 29th to Tuesday, March 26th. The work that won the top spot after winning a fierce battle in which the rankings changed daily is… here!
[Yukisuke Nemoto] Lucky
*1st place in web voting Fujimaki Department Store Award*
* [Yukisho Nemoto] Good luck*
“A flower of luck” that connects people to each other

“36th Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition” jury results announced! The judges for the new work exhibition were three veteran traditional craftsmen, including the sponsor, Edo Kiriko Cooperative Chairman Shinozaki, as well as three external experts with extensive knowledge of glass crafts. We are pleased to announce the prestigious
award-winning works!
[Sannomaru Mayumi] Rain frog
* 1st place: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Manufacturing Industries Bureau Award*
* [Sannomaru Mayumi] Rain frog*
Slimy. The frog is happy with the dew of the rainy season
[Yukisuke Nemoto] Lucky
* 2nd place: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Award*
* [Yukisho Nemoto] Good luck*
*Double winner of the Fujimaki Department Store Award.
[Akira Yagyu] Cow’s anger
* 3rd place: Governor of Tokyo Award*
* [Akira Yagyu] Cow’s anger*
Bravery/Sorrow. two cows looking at each other

The 4th to 7th place winners are published on a special website. View details
At the same time, a special award, the “Tokyu Plaza Ginza Award,” was also announced. Tokyu Plaza Ginza is the event venue for the Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival.
[Yayoi Aoyama] Memories of stones
*Special Award Tokyu Plaza Ginza Award*
* [Yayoi Aoyama] Memories of stones*
Spring water, digging through rocks. After an eternity

At the Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival venue, you can see all 22 works, including these award-winning works, free of charge.
“36th Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition” All exhibited works
* Starting tomorrow! 6th Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival 2024* The 6th Edo Kiriko Festival, the largest in Japan, will be held at Tokyu Plaza Ginza, an architectural design with an Edo Kiriko motif. “Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival 2024″ will be held again this year. In 2023, it is a once-a-year popular event that attracted 5,000 people over three days.
Including the “Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition,” a competition where rare new large-scale Edo Kiriko pieces cut with all their heart by artisans from traditional craftsmen to young artisans, the largest “Direct Sales Event” in history by over 30 Edo Kiriko craftsmen is sold out every year. There are many popular contents such as the “cutting experience workshop” where you can complete the cut in as little as 15 minutes while being taught by a craftsman, and the “work commentary” where a leading figure in the Edo Kiriko world goes into great detail on each piece. You can also enjoy the “cherry blossom” decoration that makes you feel the arrival of spring.
Last year’s Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival
*Event overview*
* ■Date and time*
March 29th (Friday) – 31st (Sunday), 2024
11:00-21:00 *Until 18:00 on the last day
*■Place*
Tokyu Plaza Ginza (5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
[Main venue] 3rd floor special space
[Second venue] B1F Fujimaki Department Store
* ■Special site*
http://fujimaki-select.com/edokiriko.html
Or search for “Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival”
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* Background behind Fujimaki Department Store’s support of traditional crafts and special cooperation with the Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival *
*One of Fujimaki Department Store’s important missions is to “convey the splendor and charm of traditional crafts”*
Nowadays, we are living in an age where we are overflowing with things and can easily get good and cheap things, so the theme is “choosing things in an era of too much stuff.”
Meanwhile, traditional crafts are once again attracting attention as a good example of Japanese manufacturing, but the market size is shrinking year by year. The main reason is the emergence of cheaper products and substitutes, but we are also facing the problem of a decline in production capacity due to a lack of successors and an aging population.
Similar issues exist in the Edo Kiriko industry, and measures are being taken to address them, but there are limits to this, and we at Fujimaki Department Store would like to work together to resolve these issues.
One of them is the Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival. Through this event, which is now in its 6th year, we will overcome the challenges of the Edo Kiriko industry: “increasing awareness of Edo Kiriko,” “improving the skills of Edo Kiriko craftsmen,” and “nurturing young craftsmen.” We will make suggestions.
*What is Edo Kiriko*
Edo Kiriko is a traditional Japanese glass craft that began in Edo (present-day Tokyo) in the late Edo period.
It is said that in 1834, Kyubei Kagaya, a Vidro maker in Odenmacho, Edo, carved carvings on the surface of glass using diamond sand, which is the beginning of Edo Kiriko, which is still known today. In the Meiji period, European cut glass techniques were introduced and developed into Edo Kiriko, which has been passed down to the present day. It was designated as a traditional craft of Tokyo in 1985, and as a national traditional craft in 2002.
*What is Edo Kiriko Cooperative*
The Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association aims to promote and develop businesses and craftsmen engaged in the glass processing industry, including Edo Kiriko, and to inherit and nurture the long tradition of Edo Kiriko as a glass craft that pursues beauty and quality. It is a cooperative whose purpose is to
Edo Kiriko was designated as a traditional craft by the Tokyo government on July 15, 1985, and was designated as a traditional craft by the government on January 30, 2002. The association has many people who have received a number of prestigious certifications, including the Tokyo Traditional Craftsman and the Japanese Traditional Craftsman, which are given to those who hold them.
Traditional craftsmen in Tokyo: 10 people
Japanese traditional craftsmen: 22 people
Union members: 45 companies
*As of February 2024
Address: 2-40-5 Oshima, Koto-ku, Tokyo
URL: https://www.edokiriko.or.jp/
*”Edo Kiriko” is a registered trademark of the Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association.
Information supervision: Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association
*What is Fujimaki Department Store*?
The late Yukio Fujimaki was known as Isetan’s famous buyer.
1960-2014), opened in May 2012 as an “EC site that delivers only special Japanese-themed items.” The products we handle are unique and “amazing” products that are both highly designed and easy to use. With over 400 business partners including excellent craftsmen and creators, it is one of the largest e-commerce sites in Japan that only handles carefully selected Japanese products.
Our main customer base is men and women in their late 30s to 50s who are highly interested in things and seek a little bit of richness in their daily lives. Currently, there are approximately 240,000 Facebook members and approximately 100,000 e-mail newsletter members, making it loved by many fans. In March 2016, we opened our first physical store in Ginza (Tokyu Plaza Ginza B1F)
/ Opened at 5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
*Number of business partners and members are as of July 2023. 【Official site】
Online store: https://fujimaki-select.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fujimakiselect/

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*What is caramo Co., Ltd.*
Management company of “Fujimaki Department Store”. Ryo Nakamura, the company’s representative director and president, worked together with the late Kouhiro Fujimaki to launch Fujimaki Department Store. With our vision of “bringing a little bit of richness to everyday life,” we strive to create “new satisfaction and value” for our customers. The company name comes from the company’s philosophy of “aiming to be a company that is loved by customers, craftsmen, and people all over the world,” and the company continues to evolve with the aim of creating services with a high level of customer satisfaction. Company name: caramo Co., Ltd.
Location: 3-25-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Representative Director and President: Ryo Nakamura
http://www.caramo.jp;
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