Hozan Kiln Twin Lucky Gods Cats Kyo Ware Chopstick Rest Set
This set features chopstick rests in the shape of a traditional straw cape, portraying cats dressed as Ebisu and Daikokuten, two of the Seven Lucky Gods.
Ebisu, the god of fishermen, is known as the deity of prosperous business. He is depicted holding a sea bream in his left hand and a fishing rod in his right, symbolizing good fortune, as sea bream in Japanese tai is a homophone for medetai meaning auspicious.
Daikokuten, on the other hand, is represented holding a rice bale and a magic mallet in his right hand, symbolizing wealth, fortune, and prosperity. The two cheerful faces on these chopstick rests are sure to bring a smile to your face.
These rests offer a smooth texture and stability, enhancing your dining experience. The golden color of these rests will add a sparkling and festive touch to your dining table.
This set comes in a beautiful decorative box, making it an excellent choice for a gift.
Established in 1951, Hozan Kiln is run by Kato Yoshitsugu, the third generation owner of the kiln. They specialize in chopstick rests delicately decorated with seasonal motifs. While respecting the traditions of Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware, the kiln continues to produce pieces that meet the needs of customers and can be cherished for many years.
- Quantity: 2 pcs
- Dimension: 4 cm (1.5 in) x 4.5 cm (1.7 in) x H 1.5 cm(0.6 in)
- Material: Stoneware
Origin: Made in Japan. - Kyo ware
- Brand: Hozan Kiln
Tag @musubikiln for a chance to be featured
ABOUT KYOTO HOZAN 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.
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.