Kiku Magenta Crystal Shot Glass
BY Kimiko Yasuda
The design on this crystal glass has long been used for kiriko cut-glass and is one of the most intricate and difficult techniques, especially on the round surface of the glass. This part alone takes Yasuda about two hours to cut and four hours to polish. The shot glass starts as a solid color which Yasuda gradates with the micro precision of the cuts. This cut-glass design signifies longevity, health, happiness, and goodness.