Exhibition of Edokiriko by 15 Young Artists - Japanese traditional crafts
EdoKiriko is a traditional craft of Tokyo, a type of uncolored cut glass that was produced in Edo. It is a traditional art and technique developed as part of the culture and history of Tokyo for many years and passed down over time. However, the comparison of its prices with cheap glassware and goods that were mass-produced by machine appeared to lead to a decrease in the number of craftsmen. Further impetus was given to this trend by the few opportunities to convey the essential beauty or “value” of EdoKiriko generated from the elaborate cutting of the handwork created from the materials by the hands of craftsmen and its unique patterns shaped like natural flowers.
This exhibition focuses on the design and artistic quality of a collection of works by 15 young craftsmen at the height of their popularity. It is intended to provide a reflection of the technique, individuality and sense of each craftsman in the shades of color of the individual works and the method of the preservation and display of the color on the containers.Please take this opportunity to appreciate its cultural value.
|Period:||Thursday, October 1 to Tuesday, November 3, 2015|
|Hours:||11:00 - 19:00 daily|
|Venue:||ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE
CI Plaza B1, 2-3-1 Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061