Photo/Illutration Edo-kiriko cut glasses with heart patterns offered at Sumida Edokirikokan in Tokyo's Sumida Ward (Natsumi Nakai)

Editor’s note: This series showcases cool and special souvenirs made in Japan’s capital of Tokyo, formerly known as Edo.

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Sumida Edokirikokan is a studio shop devoted to Edo-kiriko traditional cut glassware set up by Hirota Glass Co., which was founded more than 120 years ago.

Aiming to attract women and young customers unfamiliar with the traditional craft to its products, the glass maker came up with cut glasses adorned with a pattern of hearts.

When light strikes the pale pink-colored glasses, they sparkle like a gem, making them great to also use for decorations.

Address: 2-10-9 Taihei, Sumida Ward, Tokyo.

Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Sundays, national holidays, summer holidays and year-end and New Year holidays.

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