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【from today! ] “Over 30” Edo Kiriko craftsmen gather in Ginza! The largest ever “Edo Kiriko Direct Sales ” will be held! 3-day limited “Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival” from March 29th (Friday) to March 31st (Sunday)

【from today! ] “Over 30” Edo Kiriko craftsmen gather in Ginza! The largest ever “Edo Kiriko Direct Sales” will be held! 3-day limited “Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival” from March 29th (Friday) to March 31st (Sunday)

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Press release: March 29, 2024
【from today! ] “Over 30” Edo Kiriko craftsmen gather in Ginza! The largest ever “Edo Kiriko Direct Sales” will be held! 3-day limited “Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival” from March 29th (Friday) to March 31st (Sunday)
*Venue: Tokyu Plaza Ginza. *
The largest Edo Kiriko event in Japan, “Edo Kiriko Cherry Blossom Festival” (organized by Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association), is being held from today, March 29th (Friday) to March 31st (Sunday), with special cooperation from Fujimaki Department Store (operating company: caramo Co., Ltd.). Held until. The venue, Tokyu Plaza Ginza, will feature products from over 30 Kiriko craftsmen, from traditional craftsmen to young artists. We will display and sell over 300 types of Kiriko, including “one-of-a-kind items” and “limited quantity items.”
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Products scheduled for sale (some excerpts) *Details of each product are available on the special website.
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Out of a total of 22 traditional craftsmen of Edo Kiriko, 18 people exhibited! Traditional craftsman of Edo Kiriko
Becoming a “traditional Japanese craftsman” can be said to be the ultimate goal for Edo Kiriko craftsmen. In order to obtain this title, one must not only have over 12 years of practical experience, but also pass a rigorous examination that includes a practical examination. As of February 2024, there are only 22 traditional craftsmen of Edo Kiriko.
An astonishing 18 of these 22 traditional craftsmen will be exhibiting at this direct sales event! You can browse all the works of artisans whose techniques and expressions are certified.

The focus is on three veteran craftsmen who can be called “legends.” Both are former directors of the Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association. Katsumi Hayashi
The first person is Katsumi Hayashi. Received the Decoration in Fall 2020. A legend who also serves as vice president of the Japan Traditional Crafts Association. At the venue, we will be selling “Guinomi” made using the Hirakiriko technique.
Mr. Ryuzo Watanabe
The second person is Watanabe.
Mr. Ryuzo. Has been a craftsman for 49 years. He is the former chairman of the Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association and a veteran traditional craftsman of flat Kiriko. At the venue, accessories such as obidome and earrings will be sold.
Mr. Hideaki Shinozaki
The third person is Shinozaki
Mr. Hideaki. He is the current chairman of the Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association and one of the modern master craftsmen. He specializes in creating spectacularly detailed chrysanthemum connections. At the venue, we will be selling the new color old “Hanaspun”. This is limited to 3 items for the first time!

Matches modern dining tables! Many stylish “Modern Kiriko” items are also on sale.
In recent years, perhaps due to the rise of young and female artists, there has been an increase in the number of cutlery pieces with modern and stylish designs that easily fit into Western-style table decor. Mayumi Sannomaru
Mayumi Sannomaru’s “Kasumiju” and “Hidamari” glasses are attractive with their overflowing transparency. Mr. Sannomaru has been a craftsman for 10 years, and this year he is the 36th
We won the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Manufacturing Industry Bureau Director’s Award, the highest award at the Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition. Fluffy, glossy, and other textures are depicted using flower cutlets that are full of vitality.
Yayoi Aoyama
Aoyama
Yayoi’s “Toru” has a very stylish vertical cut. After graduating from art school, Mr. Aoyama joined Shimizu Glass and has been a craftsman for 17 years. He is a traditional Japanese craftsman who has won many awards and is good at capturing changes and transformations in things and carving them into glass.
Yuri Yamada
Yamada stands out.
“Kuro Kiriko” made by Noyuri. Mr. Yamada has been a craftsman for 17 years. He is a talented young craftsman who has not only won numerous awards at the Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition, but also became the youngest person to be certified as a Traditional Craftsman in 2020.

List of all 33 exhibiting craftsmen
-Traditional craftsman-
Yayoi Aoyama/Haruki Ishizuka/Wazushi Ohba/Yuji Kadowaki/Taro Yoshikawa/Tomoki Sawaguchi/Hideaki Shinozaki/Hidetaka Shimizu/Hidenori Takano/Ryoko Nakamiya/Satoshi Nabetani/Junichi Nabetani/Nemoto Tatsuya/Kei Hosokoji/Toru Horiguchi/Yuri Yamada/Ryuzo Watanabe/Katsumi Hayashi -Edo Kiriko craftsman-
Shingo Asano/Keigo Ishihara/Mayumi Sannomaru/Takayuki Shiina/Shota Shinozaki/Naoko Seki/Kaito Nabetani/Yukisuke Nemoto/Ryota
Hayashi/Futaka Matsui/Sena Misawa/Akira Yagyu/Yamazaki
Sho/Masateru Yamada/Seiya Watanabe

(Alphabetical order, titles omitted) *Exhibiting craftsmen and exhibiting products are subject to change without notice.

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* Starting today! 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
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*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/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fujimakiselect/
*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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