Miniature Kiriko Glasses
Japanese artist 八戸めぐみ Megumi Hachinohe (@meguxmini) recently participated in a Twitter hashtag campaign called #多分私しかやってない (I'm probably the only one doing this) for artists to show off their unique works.
Her art is indeed unique. She creates minuscule yet detailed reproductions of traditional 切子 Kiriko-style glasses. Kiriko, or 薩摩切子 Satsuma Kiriko, is a method of glass etching inspired by Dutch and English glasswork and originally manufactured by the Satsuma clan from the final years of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period (1868–1912).
Feast your eyes on her gorgeous handicraft, painstakingly sculpted, shaved and etched out of acrylic rods. Without the fingertip providing a sense of scale, you would have a hard time believing that these glasses are a mere 7 millimeters tall!
The rest of the article can be viewed on our partner’s website, grape Japan at “It’s hard to believe these beautiful Japanese glasses are miniatures.”
Author: Grape Japan