“Edo-Kiriko” makes today’ people find again “the enrichment of the spirit” that we have been losing. What the value does Hanashyo place on it?
Each cut of the Edo-Kiriko is engraved delicately with special feelings or meanings, this is a reason why it has been admired as a handicraft until today. Discover the essence of the charm of Edo-kiriko appreciated since the Edo period as "the culture that the people have nourished".
The traditional motif (left) “Kometsunagi” (left) implies the prays for the abundant harvest of crops such as rice. Hanashyo uses it as a symbol of prosperity in many works.
The demand for “necessities of mind” has increased with the change of the times
“The demands of customers who want to enrich their minds by owning them rather than valuing high quality items has increased due to the change in society. One customer who chose an Edo-kiriko as a gift told me that he was happy to have presented all the merits of the Edo-kiriko, such as time to admire it. I real-ized that many people aspire to keep their placidness in this situation. I am proud to offer these excellent times. “The product made only by the work of craftsmen makes you feel thoughts and warmth usually difficult to have as well as its beauty. Hanashyo’s works reveal the gentle hearts of the customers.
“Cultural experiences” lead to the permanence
Hanashyo offers workshops in which even beginners can learn the technique of Kiriko. It seems that a change has occurred in this workshop. “I thought that under this situation the number of participants would decrease, but on the contrary, they have increased. That surprised me. And then, this fact made me find that people hope to spend their time usefully. I believe that the culture is not only loaded on craftsmen. I think that general users touch the technique or the culture and have interesting experiences is important.” Away from everyday life, the time to learn the authentic technique has an important value to discover not only new charm of Edo-Kiriko, but also new aspect of oneself. The joy of “Watching” “Using” “Experimenting”. The variety of Edo-kiriko is amazing. Discover the products of Hanashyo that make you feel many values.
The two-tone product that has never been made is impressive. Edo-kiriko from Hanashyo that colors our everyday life.