Kiriko 切子 glass is a beautiful Japanese artisanal glass craft with carefully applied cuts, often in intricate patterns. Within Kiriko, the traditions of Edo-kiriko 江戸切子 and Satsuma-kiriko 薩摩切子 are the most famous. The cuts create beautiful patterns, making the glasses look like jewels. Drinking sake from such glasses heightens your experience and enjoyment.

However, as gorgeous as they are to behold and drink from, one of the downsides of owning such delicate glassware is that they need to be handled with care. Many people worry about scratching them or shattering them if they are bumped or dropped. Moreover, tourists may be wary of buying them out of concern that something may happen to them on their way back from their travels to Japan or when shipped internationally.

If you have held back from buying kiriko glasses for such reasons, we have the perfect solution for you. Here are kiriko-style glasses that won't break even if you drop them!

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Looks like the real thing! The secret behind unbreakable Kiriko

"Yawaraka Glass: Kiriko" has a beautiful pattern on the bottom as if you were looking through a kaleidoscope. But what exactly does "unbreakable" mean?

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"Are you sure it won't break if I drop it?" you ask.

If you don't believe us, seeing is believing:

"It bounced off the table?!"

The glasses are actually made of high-performance silicone. Even if you drop them from high up, they will not break. If you stack them up roughly or bump them together, they won't even get scratched, let alone shatter.

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These surprising Kiriko glasses are so malleable that their sides will bend inwards when you apply pressure but sturdy enough that they'll keep their shape if you hold them normally.

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The beauty of "Yawaraka Glass: Kiriko - Bud"

One of the appealing features of Yawaraka Glass Kiriko is the pattern on the bottom of the glass. "Yawaraka Glass: Kiriko - Bud" features a gentle, rounded form like a flower bud.

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If you shine a light on it, you'll see the glittering transparency and luster unique to Kiriko faceting.

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It's great that it can be used comfortably despite its luxurious appearance. The "Yawaraka Glass: Kiriko -Bud" is available in three colors: clear, ice green, and lavender.

Clear

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Ice Green

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Lavender

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We recommend choosing a color that matches your tableware as well as your tastes.

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"Yawaraka Glass: Kiriko - Hana": Blooming flower

Also from the Yawaraka Glass: Kiriko series is "Yawaraka Glass: Kiriko - Hana", a beautiful glass with a pattern that looks like a flower blooming at the bottom.

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When viewed through the light, the shining petals sparkle... The delicate design is enchanting.

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You can choose from three different colors of "Yawaraka Glass: Kiriko - Hana": clear, ice green, and lavender. It's also fun to see the different expressions depending on the color.

Clear

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Ice Green

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Lavender

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No need to worry about shattering and injuries!

Yawaraka Glass Kiriko, which looks like glass but has no risk of breaking and causing injury, is made of a safe and reliable material, a high-quality silicone made in Japan.

Since it won't shatter even if dropped from a high place, you can even stack them like this, which is absolutely impossible with glass.

Safe and well-made, these glasses also ake a great gift for the elderly.

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Yawaraka Glass also has a series of unbreakable cups and glasses with a larger capacity, if that's what you need.

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These silicone glasses are all safe for small children as well as the elderly, so please check then out!

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By - grape Japan editorial staff.