image Flower vessel with red decoration. “God of sea”

Flower vessel with red decoration. “God of sea”

Akira Shirahata

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Cutglass

Whetstones or diamond wheels of various shapes are attached to a rotating grinder and pressed against the outside of a glass vessel to create geometric design or curves. The finishing touches are put on the design with a fine whetstone, then it is polished and is complete. Famous styles include Edo kiriko and Satsuma kiriko.

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Akira Shirahata

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