Adachi Ward has developed since its establishment as a post town in the Edo period. Flourishing as the area for light industry and heavy chemical industry during the Meiji era, it continues to evolve as a manufacturing town to this present day. This July, 11 manufacturers in Adachi Ward gathered to form a team called "ADACHI TIDE" to promote valuable products and technologies overseas and expand sales channels. Two of these 11 manufacturers offer experiences to touch upon extraordinary technology firsthand.
There are currently about forty different traditional crafts in Tokyo. This tour will visit two of the most representative traditions – Edo kiriko (cut glass) and Edo komon (dyeing) – both of which shine at being delicate and meticulous. Recently, modern designs and products that are unique to Tokyo are also being produced using these techniques.