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Le travail du verre d’Edo Kiriko est un des plus beaux arts traditionnels du Japon. Vous pourrez admirer l’un des meilleurs artisanat japonais dans la boutique tokyoïte Kagami Crystal.

 Lorsque le cristal rencontre le verre 
 Le premier atelier de verre en cristal du Japon depuis 1934 
 Adoré par l'agence impériale du Japon 



Lorsqu'on parle d'artisanat japonais, qu'elle est la première chose qui vous vient à l'esprit?
La laque? le bambou? la menuiserie? l'origami?
Eh bien, vous n'avez pas tort, mais cette fois-ci, JAPANKURU aimerait vous présenter une partie de l'artisanat du Pays du soleil levant que vous n'avez jamais vu jusqu'à présent:
Nous parlons bien du verre!
Croyez-le ou non, la relation du Japon avec le verre date du troisième siècle (période Yayoi) 
mais ce n'est que durant la période Edo (1615-1868) que l'art du verre que nous connaissons aujourd'hui
s'est véritablement implanté.
Voilà pourquoi nous aimerions aujourd'hui vous faire partager le "Edo kiriko"
et vous montrer où vous en procurer: dans la boutique la plus populaire du Japon à Ginza, Tokyo.

 Tailler le verre traditionnel japonais 

Vous trouverez deux types de verres dans la boutique Kagami Crystal.
Le verre en cristal et l'Edo kiriko.
Le verre en cristal consiste en un amoncellement de matériaux pures qui formeront un verre transparent.
L'Edo kiriko, qui est le principal artisanat venu de Tokyo, est taillé dans le verre,
dont les coupures, fines et méticuleuses,
ne peuvent être produites que par les mains d'artisans japonais.

Mais comment arrivent-ils à taillé de si délicates oeuvres d'art?
Nous y viendrons un peu plus tard, mais tout d'abord, il est important de savoir ce que "coupure" désigne.
Les "coupures" font références au verre qui a été taillé en disques faits d'émeraudes
ou autres pierres précieuses.
C'est ainsi que des motifs apparaissent sur celui-ci.
Ces formes produiront alors différents effets visuels en fonction de l'angle et de la lumière
au travers d'un procédé délicat.



Les motifs rappelant le cristal sont de vrais chefs-d'oeuvre

 Le verre taillé Edo Kiriko 
 
L'Edo Kiriko (江戸切子) est le travail du verre qui remonte à la période Edo.
A l'origine, on utilisait seulement du verre transparent mais des verres colorés tels que le jaune, le rouge ou le bleu sont progressivement apparus. Ce qui fait du Edo Kiriko unique sont ses  motifs fins, simples mais sublimes, qui ont été taillés à la main. Il sont d'une certaines manières similaires à ceux qu'on voit sur les kimono car ils représentent généralement des crysanthèmes, des feuilles de bambous ou des formes géométriques.
C'est en 1985 que l'Edo Kiriko a été désigné comme un artisanat de Tokyo et en 2002 qu'il est reconnu comme un art japonais! Il est facile de comprendre pourquoi! Les disques de verres amoncelés sur plusieurs couches sont tout à fait étonnants.



"Kiriko" (切子) veut dire "facette" en japonais, et désigne les multitudes de motifs qui sont gravés sur la surface du verre.

Quel est le procédé utilisé pour tailler l'Edo Kiriko?
Premièrement, sachez qu'il y a une très large panoplie de roues pour tailler le verre Edo Kiriko!
Waridashi (割り出し) ou Sumitsuke – permet d'utiliser de l'encre afin de dessiner les contours des motifs qui seront taillés dans le verre.
Arazuri (粗刷) – sert à graver les premiers contours dessinés. Certains utilisent un mélange d'émeri et d'eau afin de couper dans le verre.
Sanbankake (三番掛け) – applique une poudre d'émeri pour des coupures plus détaillées.
Ishikake (石掛) – est une pierre à aiguiser qui permet de lisser le verre.
Migaki (磨き) – utilisé pour polir l'oeuvre d'art.
Bafukake (バフ掛け) – utilisé pour lustrer le verre.



La technique de Kagami Crystal 
est ce qui fait de mieux dans l'industrie japonaise.



Un verre en crystal aux motifs simples resplendissant.
Simple et élégant.

Boutique populaire de verre Edo Kiriko à Tokyo
 KAGAMI CRYSTAL 



Kagami Crystal a installé son premier atelier en 1934 au Japon. Le verre en cristal et l'Edo Kiriko produit par Kagami Crystal a non seulement gagné de nombreux prix dans le monde entier, mais est aussi apprécié et utilisé par la famille impériale ou le ministre des affaires étrangères. A l'intérieur de la boutique, vous y verrez même une bouteille de parfum WHITE ROSE de SHISEIDO ou une bouteille commémorative de whisky Suntory.



La boutique Kagami Crystal à Ginza est à cinq minutes de marche de la sortie C2 de la gare de Ginza.



🍶Des verres à saké froid

Pour beaucoup, le Japon= saké. Alors pourquoi ne pas vous offrir quelques verres à Saké? Vous en trouverez un large gamme. Certains ressemblent à des verres à shot, d'autres, plus traditionnels, sont courts et arrondis, ou encore carrés.



🍺Verres à bière

Alors que les jours d'été approchent, les verres en cristal ou Edo Kiriko peuvent ajouter un peu d'élégance à vos soirées arrosées. Comme le marché est principalement japonais, la taille des verres à bières est légèrement plus petite. Pas d'inquiétude! Nous avons été agréablement surpris de voir que Kagami Crystal offre également une variété de verres plus larges pour leurs clients européens ou américains, ou pour ceux qui apprécient simplement la bière!



🥃Verres à whisky

Comme nous l'avons mentionné plus haut, Kagami Crystal a fabriqué une bouteille pour le whisky Suntory. Voilà pourquoi la boutique possède également une variété de verres à whisky. La taille des verres à whisky est similaire à celle des verres à bière: elle est légèrement plus petite mais Kagami Crystal propose également des verres de plus grande taille. Parfait pour ceux qui pensent que la quantité japonaise n'est pas suffisante.

Kagami Crystal comme représentant des artisans locaux de l'Edo Kiriko 

Kagami Crystal ne possède pas que des produits originaux créés par son atelier, il emploie de nombreux artisans locaux.
En vous arrêtant à la boutique, vous pourrez admirer comment ces artistes expriment leur amour, leur créativité et leur détermination au travers de l'Edo Kiriko.

Grâce aux couleurs chatoyantes de ce dernier, Kagami Crystal fabrique également des colliers.
Si vous pensiez que les détails minutieux sur le verre était incroyable, attendez de voir le travail mis à l'oeuvre sur les colliers.



Colliers faits à la main en Edo Kiriko.



Des artistes locaux exposent leurs travaux.



Vous cherchez toujours quels cadeaux ramener du Japon?

Le verre est relativement bon marché du fait d'être produit massivement et rapidement. Néanmoins, cela prend à peu près un mois pour fabriquer une simple oeuvre d'Edo Kiriko. C'est pourquoi il est facile d'imaginer à quel point Kagami Crystal représente le raffinement à la japonaise. Vous pouvez apercevoir les merveilleuses compétences de chacun des artisans rien que sur nos photos. Nous espérons que vous aurez l'occasion de visiter Kagami Crystal et peut-être même de récupérer un produit en verre Edo Kiriko. Cela reste un des meilleurs moyens de ramener chez vous l'esprit japonais, que ce soit pour vous ou pour offrir à un proche.

La boutique de Kagami Crystal est une boutique sans TVA.
Les achats de plus de 5000 yens sont exonérés pour les touristes étrangers, donc n'oubliez pas votre passeport!
Plus d'info ici!

KAGAMI CRYSTAL 
・Adresse: Daiwa Ginza Bld 1st Floor, 6-2-1 Ginza, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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・Accès: 5 minutes à pied depuis la gare de Tokyo Metro Ginza sortie C2 / 6 minutes à pied depuis la gare JR Yurakucho Central Exit
・Heures d'ouverture: du lundi au vendredi 11:00-19:30 / Weekends et jours fériés 11:00-18:30
💻Kagami Crystal Official Website (English)

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    • Kansai (関西地方) is a region that includes Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo and Shiga prefectures. Gradually becoming one of the most popular areas of Japan, Kyoto's temples and shrines, Osaka Castle, and feeding the deer in Kobe are considered a must. Many say the people in Kansai are more open and friendly, making it a fun place to hang out at night.

    • Kyoto flourished as the capital of Japan between the years 794 and 1100, becoming a center for poilitics and culture, and to this day it's a great place for close encounters with Japanese history. The cobbled streets of Gion, the atmospheric road to Kiyomizudera Temple, Kinkakuji's golden walls and countless historic attractions, even Arashiyama's Togetsukyo Bridge―Kyoto is a place of many attractions. With new charms to experience throughout the seasons, travelers can't stop themselves from returning again and again.

    • Osaka is known for friendly (and funny) people, but its history is nothing to laugh at, playing a major part in Toyotomi Hideyoshi's 16th century unification of Japan. Thanks to long years of economic activity, it's one of Japan's biggest cities, and Osaka's popular food culture earned it the nickname "The Kitchen of the Nation." To this day Osaka is the model of western Japan, and alongside historic structures like Osaka Castle, it also has major shopping malls like Umeda's Grand Front Osaka and Tennoji's Abeno Harukas. Osaka is a place to eat, eat, eat, with local specialties like takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and kushi-katsu, and for extra fun, it's home to Universal Studios Japan.

    • CHUGOKU

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      The Chugoku Region (中国地方) consists of five prefectures: Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori, and Yamaguchi. In Chugoku you’ll find the sand dunes of Tottori, and Hiroshima’s atomic bomb site, plus centers of ancient history like Grand Shrine of Izumo.

    • SHIKOKU

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      On the other side of the Seto Inland Sea opposite Japan’s main island, Shikoku (四国) is a region made up of four prefectures: Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi, and Tokushima. The area is famous for its udon (in Kagawa), and the beautiful Dogo Onsen hot springs (in Ehime).

    • Kagawa Prefecture is on the northern part of the island of Shikoku, facing Japan's main island and the Seto Inland Sea. It's known for being the smallest prefecture in Japan, by area, but at the same time Kagawa is called the "Udon Prefecture" thanks to its famous sanuki udon. Aside from Kotohiragu Shrine and Ritsurin Garden, the prefecture's small islands are popular, and Kagawa is full of unique destinations, like Angel Road. They say that if you lay eyes on Zenigata Sunae, a huge Kagawa sand painting, you'll never have money troubles ever again.

    • Located in the most southwestern part of Japan, Kyushu (九州) has 7 prefectures: Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima. Famous for its unique culture and history of Chinese and Dutch trade and Western missionaries, Kyushu offers many historic treasures and beauties. It is also home to some of Japan's most famous natural hot springs due to all the volcanos.

    • FUKUOKA

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      Fukuoka Prefecture has the highest population on the southern island of Kyushu, with two major cities: Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. Thanks to growing transportation networks, Fukuoka is more accessible than ever, and so are the many local attractions. On top of historical spots like Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, travelers shouldn't miss Fukuoka's food scene, with motsu nabe (offal hotpot), mentaiko (spicy cod roe), and famous Hakata ramen―best eaten from a food stall in the Nakasu area of Hakata. Plus, it's full of all sorts of destinations for travelers, like trendy shopping centers, and the beautiful nature of Itoshima and Yanagawa.

    • KAGOSHIMA

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      Kagoshima Prefecture played a major role in Japan's modernization as a backdrop for famous historical figures like samurais Saigo Takamori and Okubo Toshimichi, who pushed Japan out of the Edo era and into the Meiji. Because of that, Sengan-en Garden is just one of many historical destinations, and when it comes to attractions Kagoshima has plenty: the active volcano of Sakurajima, popular hot springs Ibusuki Onsen and Kirishima Onsen, World Heritage Site Yakushima Island, even what Japan calls the "island closest to heaven," Amami Oshima. Kagoshima might be found on the very southernmost tip of the southern island of Kyushu, but there's plenty to see.

    • OKINAWA

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      The island chain of Okinawa (沖縄) makes up the southernmost tip of Japan, which is why it's also the most tropical area in the country. Thanks to a history of independence and totally distinct political and cultural events, Okinawa has a unique culture, and remnants of the Ryukyu Kingdom are still visible all over the islands. Food, language, traditional dress, it's all a little different! It's also said to be the birthplace of karate.

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