A warning about the products sold inexpensively at the online outlet stores; Many who are interested in buying Satsuma kiriko might see them for sale in outlet stores. There is a reason why these products are sold at outlet stores for lower prices. Sometimes artisans decide to sell imperfect blanks to outlet stores. Satsuma kiriko is produced with use of technique called “irokise” which means overlaid color. The colored overlaid glass of Satsuma kiriko blanks is thicker than that of Edo kiriko blanks, and it is hard to visually confirm air bubbles in the blanks. The products sold at outlet stores have air bubbles which the artisans didn’t notice until    […]