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Sumida Edo Kiriko Museum

Exhibits, Goods for Purchase, and Experiences of “Edo Kiriko,” a Traditional Craft Passed Down Since the Edo Period!

Traditional Craft

Edo kiriko is a traditional craft that involves engraving delicate Japanese designs onto glass. The craft has been made in Tokyo since the later years of the Edo period (1603-1868). Sumida Edo Kiriko Museum is a workshop and shop certified by Sumida-ku that introduces its guests to Edo kiriko. There are many Edo kiriko pieces both on display and available for purchase, from splendid pieces created by talented kiriko artisans that you’ll wish to covet for yourself, to pieces that are suitable for everyday use.
Inside the shop you’ll not only find displays on Edo kiriko’s history and the various tools used in the craft, but also artisan-crafted pieces through windows. You can even make your own unique glasses during the Edo kiriko cutting experience.

Highlights

  • Edo kiriko specialty shop operated by a glass maker with over 100 years of history .
  • Extensive exhibits on Edo kiriko.
  • Deals in a wide range of Edo kiriko products.
  • Can see the artisans’ techniques.
  • Make your own original glass during the experience.

Photos

  • Edo kiriko engraves delicate Japanese designs onto glass

    Edo kiriko engraves delicate Japanese designs onto glass

  • The building is filled with beautiful kiriko pieces

    The building is filled with beautiful kiriko pieces

  • See the artisans’ techniques

    See the artisans’ techniques

  • The refreshingly blue flag is the sign you’ve arrived!

    The refreshingly blue flag is the sign you’ve arrived!

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Details

Name in Japanese
すみだ江戸切子館
Postal Code
130-0012
Address
2-10-9 Taihei, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3623-4148
Admission
Free
※Each experience has a separate fee
Closed
Sundays, holidays, summer closure, New Year’s holiday
Business Hours
10:00am-6:00pm
Access
About a 6-minute walk from the JR Sobu Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line’s Kinshicho Station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)