Hozan Kiln Five Flowers Gourd Kyo Ware Chopstick Rest Set

JPY ¥10,000

Only 8 pieces in stock!

This is a unique gourd-shaped chopstick rest set by Hozan Kiln of Kyo ware. The gourd shape, which spreads out at the bottom, has been considered a good luck charm for warding off disasters and bringing in happiness since ancient times in Japan. 

Each chopstick rest features a painting of a different flower – plum blossom, cherry blossom, hydrangea, autumn leaves, and camellia – allowing you to enjoy the beauty of flowers from each season. These are expressed in soft hues and gentle, hand-drawn lines, capturing the essence of their beauty.

Boasting a sleek and seamless surface, these ceramic chopstick rests serve as a quintessential addition to your daily dining experience. Effortless to maintain, their pristine condition is easily preserved, ensuring lasting elegance and hygiene. Harmoniously blending with an extensive variety of tableware, they introduce a touch of sophistication to any dining ensemble.

These chopsticks are packaged in a beautiful purple paper box, making them a splendid choice whether you’re treating yourself or selecting an exquisite present for a special occasion, ensuring they bring joy to any recipient.

Hozan kiln was founded in 1951, and the current owner, Yoshitsugu Kato, is the third generation. The kiln's specialty is chopstick rests delicately decorated with seasonal motifs. While respecting the traditions of Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware, the kiln continues to produce dishes that meet the needs of customers and can be used for a long time.


  • Quantity: 5 pcs
  • Dimension: W 2.5 cm(1 in) x L 6.5 cm (2.5 in) H 1 cm (0.4 in)
  • Material: Stoneware - Kyo ware
  • Origin: Made in Japan 
  • BrandHozan Kiln


The history of Hozan Kiln dates back to 1951, when it was established as Kato Yukichi Seisakusho (Kato Yukichi Factory), but it changed its kiln name to Hozan Kiln and the current owner, Kato Yoshitsugu, is the third generation. The main focus is on painting with underglaze enameling technique, Gosu, and is particularly good at net painting tableware and delicately painted chopstick rests decorated with seasonal motifs.

The kiln continues to produce pottery that meets the needs of customers and can be used for a long time, while respecting the traditions of Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware.

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ABOUT Kyo Ware and Kiyomizu Ware

"Emblematic Pottery Flourishes in the Old Capital of Japan"

Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware is one of Kyoto's representative crafts. Its a traditional craft designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, named Kyo-yaki or Kiyomizu-yaki in Japanese.

There is no specific style, and all pottery techniques from various regions of Japan are used. Another characteristic of Kyo ware is that all processes, such as pottery wheel turning and painting, are done by hand. With a history that has developed along with traditional culture, Kyo ware is characterized by delicate painting and excellent modeling skills, resulting in ceramics of great elegance and highly pictorial qualities. Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware were designated as traditional crafts by the Japanese government in 1977 and are very popular for its artistic quality.

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