Edo Kiriko Kobayashi STUDIO and SHOP
Please contact us when you come to the studio and the shop in advance because we sometimes have extra holidays.
＊You can pay by cash or credit cards ＊
OPEN: Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm
ACCESS: 1minute walk from Sumiyoshi Station Exit B1
(Toei Shinjuku Line or Hanzomon Line)
Please feel free to ask whenever you have any questions.
Edo Kiriko is traditional handicraft in Japan.In 1834(in the Edo period),Kyubei Kagaya started with engraving the surface of glassware with emery
powder.This is said to be the origin of Edo Kiriko.
In 1881,the goverment employed Emmanuel Hauptmann from England in order to establish the connections with the Western style of engraving.
Then,Tokumatsu Ohashi,one of the craftsmen,also acquired the techniques from him.
After that,in 1908,Kikuichiro Kobayashi got Tokumatsu Ohashi's skill since he was 12 years old.This is the history of our company.
Since then, Edo Kiriko Kobayashi has inherited it's cut glass techniques and art from generation to generation.
1950 Born in Tokyo
1973 Graduated at Meiji University
Trained Edo Kiriko under Hideo Kobayashi
1983 Awarded at the 30th Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
1985 A official member of Japan Kogei Association
2005 Certified Traditional Craftsman of Edo Kiriko
2009 Certified Intangible cultural properties of Koto Ward
1987 Born in Tokyo
2010 Graduated at Meiji University
Trained Edo Kiriko under Yoshiro Kobayashi
2013-15 Held a solo exhibition at Nihonbashi MITSUKOSHI Department Store,Tokyo
2014 Awarded at the 61st Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
2019 Awarded the new face award of the 66th Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition