Edo Kiriko is a traditional Japanese craft that involves the art of cutting patterns into glassware using a diamond cutting wheel. It originated in the Edo period (1603-1868) in the city of Edo, which is now known as Tokyo.
Edo Kiriko artisans use specialized tools and techniques to create a variety of designs, including geometric patterns, floral motifs and images of animals and landscapes. The process involves sketching the design onto the glassware and then carefully cutting into the surface with the diamond cutting wheel. The glassware is then polished to create a smooth and shiny finish.