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It was manufactured by the Satsuma clan from the final years of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period — Today, faithful reproductions are produced. Shimazu Narioki — , a feudal lord of the Edo period, invited glass craftsmen from Edo now Tokyo to produce Satsuma kiriko. The manufacturing methods were based on foreign books from Nagasaki. The cut glass was very advanced craftwork. Nariakira was extremely fond of it, and sent it to other feudal lords as presents. After his death, the manufacture of Satsuma kiriko was discontinued in the early Meiji period because of financial difficulties, damage to the factory in the bombardment of Kagoshima , and disturbances during the Satsuma Rebellion. The craftsmen and skills dispersed to Tokyo and Osaka. Only a few pieces of Satsuma kiriko were produced in those days, so they fetch high prices as antiques. According to a recent study, the new one is produced since the section of the colorless Satsuma kiriko is tidied up.