This is called SENKOU-HANABI. Have you ever hard that before? Basically it is firework. SENKO means incense stick. HANABI means firework. Can you guess what it looks like? The firework looks like incense stick. This is how it looks:
It is pretty, isn’t it? Then what is good about this particular SENKO-HANABI? Usually SENKO-HANABI is around 1 for 3 yen. But this one is about 10.50 dollars (1050 yen) for just 7!!!! Which means 1 for 150 yen!!! Plus, they make only 200 SENKOU-HANABI per a day!! Of cause, it is 100% made in Japan. And it flames as the four part organization of Chinese poetry; introduction, development, turn and conclusion !!! WOW and how??? Isnt it so beautiful!!!??? That is why it is so expensive!?
By the way, SENKOU-HANABI is very seasonal things for Japanese. In summer people do HANABI party, and in the end, they start to do SENKOU-HANABI… it is kind of sad, lonely and Nostalgic in a way… SENKO-HANABI is sort of representing of Japanese hart…
Today, I introduce a traditional japancraft "Edo-kiriko" (江戸切子) . Just Japancrafts...oh my brog...
"Kiriko" is Japanese glass craft with cutting pattern. Only the technology of the craftsman who can mince various cutting makes the world of bold and delicate a "kiriko". There is Edo-kiriko from the Edo period in them.
About Edo-kiriko. Kagaya Kyubei(加賀屋 久兵衛) was a Clan of Glass-makers and Dealers in the 19th Century(Edo period). It is said that the glassware made by Kagaya Kyubei in the end of the Edo period is the beginning. It is the feature to mainly use the form in the life, such as a fish, a star, and a basket, as a cutting pattern. The design reflecting EDO culture has been inherited by today's craftsman. The cutting pattern and the design is called the Edo-kiriko.
I also have a Kiriko glass. Not Edo-kiriko... (´ ▽｀).。ｏ but very beautiful and pleasant thing.
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