Updated at 2022-04-15
Edo-kiriko is an art form that originated in the 19th century. At the time, techniques to cut and sculpt double-layered stained glass were introduced to Japan from the west. Because composition cannot be done before cutting, the intricacy and delicacy of the patterns relied entirely on the skill of the craftsman. Edo-kiriko, therefore, became a symbol of Tokyo's craftsmanship. Due to the high lead content in glass, Edo-kiriko became famous for its clarity and lustrousness. This gift is a Edo-kiriko whiskey glass. The glass is decorated in a star pattern representative of Japanese pattern. The carved glass body refracts the content of the glass into different angles of light.
Flag: The flag of Japan is known as the "Flag of Sun," a red disc centered on a white rectangular banner). The ratio of the flag is 2:3, and the diameter of the red disk is three-fifths of the vertical length, with the center of the red disk aligned with the center of the flag.
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