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Article: About KAGAMI Crystal

About KAGAMI Crystal

About KAGAMI Crystal

Kagami Crystal Co., Ltd. stands as an illustrious epitome of elegance and refinement, tracing its origins to 1934 when visionary Kozo Kagami established Japan's very first crystal glass factory. Over the course of more than eight decades, the Company has honed its artistry, showcasing unparalleled glass-making skills and techniques, including the time-honored crafts of hand glassblowing, intricate manual cutting, and masterful engraving. This relentless pursuit of perfection has culminated in an exquisite array of original, opulent, and unrivaled glass products.

Renowned for its unwavering commitment to excellence, Kagami Crystal's prestigious creations find themselves gracing esteemed occasions of international significance. Whether adorning the tables of state guests and foreign dignitaries at the State Guesthouse or adorning the diplomatic settings of Japanese embassies and consulates worldwide, these prestigious glassware pieces exude an air of sophistication and sophistication.

Work of art created by Kozo Kagami, the founder of Kagami Crystal, which won the Award of the Japan Art Academy in 1960.

Embracing the legacy bestowed upon it, the Company has been bestowed with the privilege of receiving numerous prestigious commissions from the revered Imperial family, a testament to its eminence as Japan's foremost purveyor of superior glassware.

The visionary spirit of Kozo Kagami continues to guide the Company's journey, inspiring a relentless pursuit of authentic and timeless artistry. Guided by the profound philosophy of "monozukuri-no-kokoro," Kagami Crystal embraces an unwavering passion for manufacturing excellence, transcending fleeting trends in favor of creating enduring masterpieces. With an unwavering focus on constant innovation and enhancement, the Company fervently endeavors to raise the bar in glass-making technologies and craftsmanship, setting unparalleled standards of technique and creativity.

Work of art created by Kozo Kagami, the founder of Kagami Crystal, which won the Grand Prize at the Brussels World Expo in 1958.

In the hands of Kagami Crystal, glassware transforms into a beacon of hope and brilliance, illuminating lives with lasting beauty and charm. Each product, a manifestation of the Company's devotion to true artistry, bestows a touch of splendor and luxury to elevate the essence of life. Exuding an air of timeless sophistication, Kagami Crystal Co., Ltd. continues to epitomize the essence of refined craftsmanship, seamlessly blending tradition with innovation to create an enduring legacy that resonates with connoisseurs of elegance and fine living.

Glassware used at every Japanese embassy and general consulate in the world.

About Crystal glass

In the realm of glassware craftsmanship, crystal glass emerges as a mesmerizing wonder, reminiscent of the brilliance found in quartz crystal. Carefully selected from pure raw materials, the top-quality crystal glassware offered by this esteemed company is renowned for its refined design and the deployment of unique artisan techniques.

Transcending the ordinary, each exquisite piece of crystal glassware is meticulously shaped by the skilled hands of artisans, who bring to life a seamless fusion of tradition and innovation. The hallmark of these exceptional creations lies in their unparalleled transparency, allowing the interplay of light to dance and shimmer with captivating grace.

Moreover, the brilliance of these glassware pieces rivals the most precious gemstones, infusing any setting with an aura of sophistication and elegance. Beyond their visual allure, there lies a hidden treasure – the crystal-clear resonance that emanates with every delicate touch, creating a harmonious symphony of delight to the discerning ear.

Through an unwavering commitment to excellence, this esteemed company takes immense pride in crafting crystal glassware that enriches life's moments with enduring beauty and allure. It is in this realm where refinement meets artistry, and clarity reigns supreme – a testament to the mastery of glassmaking art that captivates the hearts of those who behold it.

About Edo Kiriko

The origins of Edo Kiriko, the treasured Japanese traditional cut glass, can be traced back to the Edo period, specifically to the late Edo period in Odenma-cho, Edo, which is present-day Tokyo. The esteemed master glass craftsman, Kyubei Kagaya, is believed to have crafted the very first Edo Kiriko during this era, spanning from 1603 to 1868.

Edo Kiriko's inception and evolution were nurtured by the ingenuity and artistry of the townsmen of Edo, who diligently honed their skills to create this exquisite form of glass art. For over 180 years, the legacy of Edo Kiriko's exceptional designs and masterful techniques has been meticulously passed down through generations of Kiriko craftsmen.

The craftsmanship of Edo Kiriko is revered for its unparalleled delicacy and precision in cutting. Such is its artistic prowess that the Japanese government has officially designated it as a traditional craftwork, earning the utmost respect and admiration from connoisseurs of Japanese culture.

Beyond its home country, Edo Kiriko has garnered immense popularity both in Japan and on foreign shores, cherished as a coveted gift symbolizing the rich heritage and elegance of Japanese traditions. Its enduring allure captivates hearts worldwide, leaving an indelible mark on the world stage of artistry and craftsmanship.

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