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Edo Kiriko Handcrafted Inkstone Grey Butterfly Whisky Glass With Wooden Box

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Introducing our Edo Kiriko Handcrafted Inkstone Grey Butterfly Whisky Glass, a symbol of freedom, beauty, and transformation. Encased in a refined wooden box, this glass is a masterpiece of Japanese artistry, perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

The glass features an exquisite butterfly pattern, a testament to the precision and delicacy of Edo Kiriko craftsmanship. The entire surface of the glass is adorned with butterflies intricately carved to appear as if they are dancing around the glass. This design is not just visually stunning; it carries a deep symbolic meaning, representing the beautiful journey of life and transformation, much like a butterfly's metamorphosis from a caterpillar.

The butterfly motif is a powerful emblem of freedom, beauty, and change. It celebrates the journey of transformation and growth each butterfly undergoes, mirroring the human pursuit of freedom and happiness. This motif makes the whisky glass a vessel for fine spirits and a piece imbued with profound meaning and inspiration.

The inkstone grey color of the glass adds to its elegance and sophistication. The detailed and lifelike butterflies seem to flutter and dance, creating a dynamic and enchanting visual effect. This intricate design work elevates the glass from a mere drinking vessel to a work of art, perfect for display and enhance your drinking experience.

Employing the traditional Edo Kiriko technique, this glass is a labor of love and skill. Each butterfly is carefully carved by hand, showcasing the exceptional skill of the artisans. This meticulous process ensures that each glass is not only unique but also a testament to the timeless art of Japanese glassmaking.

The Edo Kiriko Handcrafted Inkstone Grey Butterfly Whisky Glass is more than just a whisky glass; it's a celebration of artistic tradition, a symbol of life's beauty and transformation, and a testament to the pursuit of happiness and freedom. It's an ideal addition to any collection and a perfect gift for those who appreciate the artistry in every aspect of life.

Craft: Edo Kiriko

1x Whisky Glass   
1x Wooden Box

Crafting Of Edo Kiriko


The artist marks simple grid lines on the glass without drawing a design to provide the plan's framework. The design grid is drawn on the glass's surface using a bamboo stick or brush with red iron oxide. Next, the baselines of the design are lightly etched using a whetstone. Relying on these fine marks and lines, the delicate patterns of Edo kiriko are created with the artisan's expertise and skills.

First cuts

The base design is cut to about three-quarters of the final width and depth. The surface of the glass is cut using a sand paste-coated metal disc rotating at high speed. Generally, emery powder with many abrasive particles is used to create the sand paste. The clear pattern border lines and the irregular patterns are cut little by little. The balance between the thickness and depth of the cut lines relies upon the artisan's years of experience, as there are no detailed sketches.


The patterns cut in the second stage are adjusted, and the surface is smoothly polished in this process. A whetstone disc, natural or artificial, is used to cut delicate patterns which cannot be created with the metal disc used in the prior process. This is the last cutting stage to complete the designs, so careful work is required not to leave any powder residue and to ensure a brilliant finish.


This is the final stage of production, and it is usually carried out on soda-lime glass (most prevalent type of glass). The opaque surface left by the third stage is returned once more to its original transparent state, with the attractive shine and sparkle typical of Edo kiriko. Chemical processing with hydrofluoric acid is also applied for high-class crystal glass. Depending on the piece, a variety of different polishing discs are used, such as paulownia wood discs, willow wood discs, hair brush discs, and belt discs. The final work is polished by applying water and polishing powders to obtain a glittering finish, while fine sections are polished with a cloth or a brush. To complete the final polishing, a cloth buffing disc is used to bring out the sparkle and shine of the cut glass.