Traditional "Edo Kiriko" Cutting Glass Experience in Tokyo
Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
Experience the essence of Japan at its vibrant best with "edo kiriko", a traditional Japanese craft in which delicate patterns are carved onto glass. Select your favorite design, from over ten beautiful patterns, to carve along the sides or bottom. Then, carefully box up your glass to take home.
- We are located only 30 seconds on foot from Asakusa Station.
- Select your favorite design from over ten samples to carve along the side and bottom.
- Take your creation home as a souvenir!
Carving Explanation · Practice (20 minutes) → Select a pattern for the bottom of the glass and carve (30 minutes) → Select a pattern for the side of the glass and carve (30 minutes) → Photo (10 minutes)
"Edo kiriko" is a traditional Japanese craft in which detailed patterns are carved onto the surface of the glass. It is believed that kiriko glass cutting dates back to 1834 in the Edo period. In 1985, Edo Kiriko glasswork was recognized as one of Tokyo's traditional craft-works and, in 2002, was recognized as the official traditional handicraft of Japan.
Be inspired by our ultimate travel collection, and treat yourself to one of Japan's most celebrated artistic traditions. We hope you experience Japan's culture of authentic handmade crafts, and indulge in kiriko glass cutting in our traditional workshop.
- Carving explanation, demonstration, and practice (20 minutes)
- Select from ten patterns, and carve along the bottom of the glass (30 minutes)
- Select from ten patterns, and carve along the side of the glass (30 minutes)
- Photograph the final product (10 minutes)
You can take home your finished glass.
From first-time visitors to adults with children, this program is tailored to suite every level. Your handmade souvenir can be carefully boxed to take home (please note we can deliver for a fee). Whether you are familiar with kiriko glass cutting or not, enjoy an authentic edo kiriko experience, and create a lifetime of memories you will cherish forever in Japan.
【Things to note】
Meeting point： Glass Factory Sokichi
2-1-14, Kaminarimon, Taitou-ku, Tokyo Japan
● From Ginza Line Asakusa Station, exit at the 4th exit and you'll pass two shops; a restaurant (Gonpachi) and a liquor store (Asakusa Yomo), after which you will arrive at your destination.
● From Asakusa Line Asakusa Station, exit at the 3rd exit, pass the narrow street side of Kaminari-mon Post Office, and turn right at a Chinese restaurant (Hong Kong Tei), turn left, and walk 300m.
5 minutes on foot from Sensoji Temple, Kaminari-mon
Language support：English correspondence is available. Please contact us in advance
Included ：Experience fee, production cost
Excluded ：Glass fee ,Delivery fee
Items to bring：Glasses, reading glasses, hair bands (provided if required)
7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.