A glass featuring the sophisticated traditional pattern of Edo called Asa no Ha (hemp leaf). This multi-purpose Asa no Ha pattern glass is highly popular for its practical and contemporary design.

Lead-time: 1 months
Colour: lapis lazuli (blue)
Size: Ø 9.0 × H 9.0 cm

*Each product is created by hand. Although each product is created with care, due to the nature of the manufacturing process, small bubbles, minor flaws or distortions may occur.
*Glasses cannot withstand the sudden change of temperature. We do not recommend using boiling water.
*A dish scrub brush or a mild detergent can be used to wash the glass. It will allow you to always enjoy the beautiful appearance.
*This product is fully handmade. The production will start once the order is received. We would like to have the lead-time of about one month.
Hanashyo, a manufacturer and seller of Edo kiriko, does everything from product design through to production and sales on their own. Hanashyo is characterized by its practice of energetically creating its own designs as well as using traditional ones. Itogiku tsunagi (thread chrysanthemum links), which are far finer and more precise than those of other Edo kiriko workshops, and the kome tsunagi (rice links) that adorned the glasses used in an automobile manufacturer's TV commercials and which were presented to state guests attending the Hokkaido Toyako Summit, are two examples of Hanashyo's signature design.

The fact that the entire process is done by hand is the key in telling the story of Hanashyo's Edo kiriko. Today, most Edo kiriko workshops employ acid polishing in the grinding process, which uses chemicals such as sulphuric acid and hydrogen fluoride. Hanashyo, however, takes great pride in finishing its Edo kiriko by hand polishing.

The reason Hanashyo's Edo kiriko is full of originality and modern allure becomes clear when one sees the craftspersons working at the workshop. While this industry is affected by the serious ageing of craftspersons and a lack of business successors, Hanashyo's craftspersons are mostly in their 20s to 40s. Inheriting traditional techniques as well as adding new innovation, their approach is full of creative sensibilities. In 2010, Hanashyo opened Japan's first Edo kiriko school hosted by its craftspersons HANASHYO'S, for the further development of Japan's glasswork culture. The school offers various courses from the introductory level to professional development, focusing on keeping the Edo kiriko techniques alive among younger generations.

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