9 November 2022
A Chopsticks Set for Amazing Gifts
Chopsticks are a fundamental aspect of Japanese culture. They are not used for every dish but remain the primary utensil in daily life across Japan. Japanese diners employ chopsticks to eat a wide variety of foods, from rice and fish to soups and delicate silken tofu. The use of chopsticks offers several practical benefits, including the ability to pick up small items and to neatly separate portions of meat or fish.
The act of giving chopsticks as gifts carries significant meaning. Each pair bestowed upon a recipient is chosen with care and consideration, reflecting the giver's intention. Generally, presenting chopsticks as a gift symbolizes a wish for the recipient's long-lasting joy and happiness. As a result, chopsticks, along with chopstick rests, have become popular presents for marking life's milestones, such as weddings and housewarmings in Japan.
When considering a meaningful gift for someone special, why not choose a beautiful set of authentic Japanese chopsticks and chopstick rests? It's a unique way to embed your personal wishes for their well-being into a gift they can treasure and use every day.
- Matsukan Crystal Yozora Wakasa Lacquerware Chopsticks Set 22.5 cm (8.9 in) with Chopstick Rests (Set of Two)
- Matsukan Oki-gai Wakasa Lacquerware Set of Two Pairs of Chopsticks 23.5 cm (9.3 in)/20.5 cm (8.1 in)
- Matsukan Sakura Fuji Wakasa Lacquerware Set of Two Paris of Chopsticks 23 cm ( 9.1 in) / 21 cm ( 8.3 in) with Chopstick Rests (Set of Two)
- Cherry Blossoms Wakasa Lacquerware Chopsticks 23cm(9in)/21cm(8.3in) and Apple Chopstick Rests (Set of Two)
- Checkered Pattern Wakasa Lacquerware Chopsticks 23cm(9in)/21cm(8.3in) and Chopstick Rests (Set of Two)
- Cherry Blossoms Wakasa Lacquerware Chopsticks 23cm(9in)/21cm(8.3in) and Chopstick Rests (Set of Two)
- Harekutani Pink/Light Blue Kutani Reusable Chopsticks 22.5cm/8.9in & Chopstick Rests (Set of Two)
- Gourd Yamanaka Lacquerware Reusable Chopsticks 20.5cm/8in and Chopstick Rest
- Ways to enjoy this gift set
Discover the perfect gift with Matsukan's Crystal series Yozora chopsticks - a true celebration of the "night sky." Each hand-painted pair captures the brilliance of the stars with options in radiant red and deep black, accompanied by gentle pink and light blue Hasami ware rests. Practical with non-slip tips and dishwasher-safe convenience, this set is an elegant tribute to Japanese craftsmanship ideal for any occasion.
Matsukan's chopsticks, masterfully created with the fude-gaki technique by Matoba Masayoshi, showcase over 60 years of innovation in Wakasa lacquerware. With over 500 designs, Masayoshi's legacy is carried on by Fujii Yuya, who continues to craft captivating pieces. As a prominent producer since 1922, Matsukan's dedication to chopstick artistry from Obama City, Fukui Prefecture, merges traditional Wakasa elegance with modern lifestyle needs.
Gift the art of Japanese tradition with these Wakasa lacquerware chopsticks by Furui Masahiro, a designated traditional craftsperson of Wakasa lacquerware. Named Oki-gai, each pair showcases stunning mother-of-pearl and quail eggshell inlays, enriched with touches of gold leaf. The square design provides a comfortable grip, and they come in a paulownia gift box adorned with elegant calligraphy, displaying the characters "Wakasa Lacquerware Chopsticks" along with the artisan's name.
Perfect for special occasions, these elegant chopsticks are a joy to give or receive.
Gift the essence of Japanese elegance with the Mt. Fuji and cherry blossom chopsticks by Matsukan. Beautifully contrasting in black and red, they capture the iconic peak's grandeur. Intricately decorated with cherry blossoms, these chopsticks are a work of art. Since cherry blossoms are a motif that symbolizes the new season, gifting this set of chopsticks is the perfect way to celebrate a milestone in your loved one's life.
Blending artistry and function, these chopsticks are accompanied by Hasami porcelain rests, exquisitely shaped from molds intended for rakugan, a delicate Japanese sweets. Packaged in a paulownia box, this set is an excellent choice for those who cherish refined Japanese tableware.
Chopsticks with cherry blossoms have an attractive deep red and green hue. You will recognize a high quality touch that can only be created at the hands of artisans the minute you lay your eyes on them. They will certainly add a sense of elegance to the dining setting!
Tsugaru Vidro is Aomori Prefecture-designated traditional craft, using the traditional air-blown glass technique. The color scheme of this chopstick rest is based on the image of apples, a specialty of Aomori, where the glass factory that makes this product is located. The most distinctive feature of Tsugaru Vidro is its beautifully colored glass and high technology of glass molding. Drawing lines inside the glass and creating the shape of colored glass require delicate technology of artisans. They are highly valued and designated as a traditional craft of Aomori Prefecture. Each is carefully handmade by artisans with nature's splendor from shape and color to the details.
Checkered Pattern Wakasa Lacquerware Chopsticks 23cm(9in)/21cm(8.3in) and Chopstick Rests (Set of Two)
This gift set includes chopsticks with a traditional checkered pattern and chopstick rests with a refined petal shaped small bowl.
The checkered pattern has different colored squares arranged alternately and is similar to a gingham pattern. The pattern has the meaning of prosperity since the pattern continues uninterruptedly. Many people favor the pattern as a good fortune for the prosperity of descendants and business expansion. The checkered pattern has also been adopted as the emblem for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The desire to express "diversity" through the involvement and spreading of many cultures and countries is expressed in the design.
These chopstick rests come in two different colors, each with gold trimmings. It is perfect for special occasions such as New Year’s and celebrations. The chopsticks with checkered patterns match any dish and are also recommended for everyday use. This set of chopsticks comes in a wooden box, making the gift even more luxurious.
This is a gift set of Chopsticks with a lucent and luxurious design and chopstick rests in the shape of a cute battledore with a rabbit design. In Japan, the rabbit is known for bringing good fortune, and has been a beloved symbol, since the rabbit plays a major role in connecting the character Onamuchi-no kami and Princess Yakami in the myth “The White Rabbit of Inaba,” Japan’s oldest book, the Kojiki. The Kojiki illustrates the history of Japan from the beginning of the world, the appearance of the deities, to the Imperial succession.
It is also regarded as an animal of a good omen both in Japan and abroad, as its leaping appearance reminds us of a leap forward and a step up, and its good ears remind us of the ability to gather information, which leads to prosperous business. Rabbits are believed to bring blessings of prosperity for offspring and easy childbirth because of their ability to mate and bear many children.
The chopsticks are Wakasa lacquer ware with cherry blossoms patterns that have the many coatings of lacquer and inlaid shell beneath. Cherry blossoms are also known as Japan's national flower and symbolize prosperity and abundance due to the sight of cherry blossoms blooming all at once.
It would be a great gift of gratitude to those who have always taken care of you. Also, it will be appreciated on various gift occasions such as wedding anniversaries, housewarming celebrations and baby showers! This set of chopsticks comes in a wooden box, which makes it look even more luxurious.
This Japanese reusable chopsticks and chopstick rests set features a bird and lovely flowers in blue and pink. Harekutani is a Kutani ware brand that combines traditional Kutani Japanese paints and techniques with contemporary designs and shapes that are easy to use in modern lifestyles.
The design has a slightly narrower handle to make it easier to hold the chopsticks. The chopsticks have a magical atmosphere that warms the space around the table. The modern design is popular among young people, and it matches well with Western as well as Japanese tableware.
This gift set surely makes everyday life more lively and fun, bringing excitement to your daily dining table.
This gift is a set of chopsticks and chopstick rests with lucky charm designs that are considered to be auspicious. The chopstick rest is in the shape of a gourd and the gourd with a spreading end has been considered a good-luck talisman since ancient times in Japan to "ward off misfortune and evil spirits."
It would be lovely to select the set of chopsticks and chopstick rests with gourd patterns as a gift with a wish for good health to your beloved friends or family!! Chopstick rests are depicted with lucky charm designs that are said to be good luck, bringing joy to the table for sure!!
The lacquer is applied on chopsticks in a way that preserves the grain of the wood and has a moderate roughness that prevents slipping.
Ways to enjoy this gift set
Explaining to your friends about the message embedded behind gifting chopsticks and a meaning of each auspicious design would be another way to enjoy the gift. It would be a great idea to send the gift set of chopsticks and chopstick rests filled with the advanced crafting skills of artisans and a message of your own. It is an excellent gift for yourself as well!!View more Chopsticks Gift Sets