11 January 2024

Seeing Double: A Series of Sets

It's a basic fact: food and drink taste better when shared. So if you're looking to add some beauty to your table, you can create a cohesive visual with sets that mix and match. This article is going to focus on pairs for a more intimate setting, but we offer a wide range of sets you can explore, allowing you to pick up a party's worth of plates at once. 

Contents

  • Golden Sakura Yamanaka Lacquerware Set of Two Pairs of Chopsticks 23cm/9in
  • Kyoto Hozan Kiln Twin Lucky Gods Cats Kyo Ware Chopstick Rest Set
  • Kiyohide Glass Red and Lapis Lazuli Edo Kiriko Tumbler Set
  • Hanazume Kutani Japanese Rice Bowl Pair
  • Hozan Kiln Hidasuki Bizen Ware Japanese Teacup Pair
  • Hirota Tsubomi and Hana Tasty Edo Glass Sake Cup Set

Golden Sakura Yamanaka Lacquerware Set of Two Pairs of Chopsticks 23cm/9in

Discover our elegant Japanese chopsticks, adorned with gold Sakura (cherry blossoms), symbolizing inner beauty and elegance. These durable, dishwasher-safe chopsticks feature a glossy texture and roughened tips for easy gripping, perfect for daily use or entertaining guests. Presented in a beautiful wooden box, they make an exquisite gift or addition to your collection. Pair with matching chopstick rests from our range for a complete, harmonious table setting that enhances every dining experience.

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Kyoto Hozan Kiln Twin Lucky Gods Cats Kyo Ware Chopstick Rest Set

Chopstick rests, called hashioki in Japanese, are a lovely final touch to any place setting, traditional or modern. This set is made by a kiln that specializes in chopstick rests, having produced them for over 70 years. The illustrations are of two cats dressed as lucky gods: Ebisu and Daikokuten, who are known for symbolizing prosperous business and wealth, respectively. Enjoy a delicious meal with a boost of luck holding your chopsticks.

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Kiyohide Glass Red and Lapis Lazuli Edo Kiriko Tumbler Set

Add bold splashes of color to your cocktail hour with these cut glass tumblers. One is a bold cherry red, the other a brilliant lapiz lazuli, and both designed with a retro checkerboard pattern. Although they come in a set, each piece from Kiyohide Glass is hand-cut, so each one is an individual. Holding up to 170ml apiece, it's the perfect size for an after-dinner tipple — be sure to toast to your loved one.

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Hanazume Kutani Japanese Rice Bowl Pair

Explore our pair of Japanese rice bowls, adorned in the Hanazume style of the Taisho-era (1912 CE – 1926 CE) Kutani ware, featuring a floral design symbolizing abundance and beauty. Ideal as a marriage gift or for shared meals with loved ones, these bowls come in slightly different sizes to cater to individual preferences. The smaller bowl suits modest portions, while the larger one accommodates heartier servings. Together, they offer a touch of Japanese artistry to your dining experience. Enhance your table setting with more items from our Kutani Hanazume collection, creating a harmonious and visually stunning mealtime ambiance.

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Hozan Kiln Hidasuki Bizen Ware Japanese Teacup Pair

Experience the unique hidasuki pattern of this Bizen Ware teacup, where the art of clay and fire creates vivid contrasts of light brown and scarlet. Each teacup is a unique art piece, reflecting the traditional yakishime "high-fired unglazed ceramics" technique of Okayama's Bizen ware. Delivered in a wooden box, it's an ideal gift, symbolizing the legacy of Hozan Kiln, a renowned kiln in Imbe, Bizen City. This teacup is not just a drinkware but a connection to the ancient art of Japanese ceramics.

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Hirota Tsubomi and Hana Tasty Edo Glass Sake Cup Set

Immerse yourself in the refined world of sake with Hirota Glass's set of two hand-blown cups, designed in "bud" and "flower" shapes to enhance aroma and flavor. Crafted using traditional Edo glass techniques, these cups are perfect for comparing the nuanced aromas of sake, ideally filled only a third full. This elegant set, housed in a paulownia wood box, makes an exceptional gift for sake lovers, showcasing Hirota Glass's century-long legacy of blending traditional Japanese craftsmanship with modern design.

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Sharing is caring, especially when it's in pairs. This introduction only represents a small portion of the pairs we have to offer, so we encourage you to explore other articles as well. We hope you'll enjoy using any of these traditional Japanese items with good company.

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