Tosen Kiln New Year Kiyomizu Ware Chopstick Rest Set

JPY ¥30,000

Only 4 pieces in stock!

The lively scenes from the renowned Chojugiga Scroll come to life on these chopstick rests from Tosen Kiln, infused with the joy and traditions of the Japanese New Year. Witness rabbits busily pounding mochi rice cakes, frogs playfully flying kites, a fox engaged in a spirited game of hanetsuki, and a monkey gleefully playing with a spinning top. These heartwarming depictions transport you straight to the festive streets of Japan during New Year celebrations.

Established in 1868 in Kyoto, Tosen Kiln is known for its Kiyomizu ware, employing a unique blend of soil and glaze. The craft preserves the techniques and unparalleled quality inspired by Nonomura Ninsei, the legendary potter credited with laying the foundation for Kyo ware artistry in the 17th century.

The delicate details on each chopstick rest demonstrate the depth of expertise and Japanese-style painting knowledge of Tosen Kiln's craftspersons. The festive New Year scenes are intricately hand-painted on the absorbent unglazed surface of the chopstick rests, demanding exceptional skill and precision. Once painted, a nami-yu glaze is applied, sealing the detailed designs under a gleaming, transparent coat.

Elevate your dining ambiance with these chopstick rests, richly detailed with scenes celebrating Japan's New Year customs. Perfectly complement them with other items from Tosen Kiln's festive collection. As standalone pieces, they effortlessly become conversation starters, ushering in the joyous spirit of Japanese New Year.

Presented in a beautifully designed paulownia box, adorned with hand-painted New Year celebrations featuring rabbits, monkeys, and frogs, this set of five pieces makes an impeccable gift. The lid's underside elegantly displays the Japanese characters for "chopstick rest" in the center, with Tosen Kiln's esteemed name on the left. It promises to enhance the charm of any celebratory gift-giving moment.


  • Quantity: 6 pcs
  • Dimension: 4 cm (1.6 in) x 4 cm (1.6 in) x 0.5 cm (0.2 in)
  • Wooden Box: 10.7 cm (4.2 in) x 15.7 cm (6.2 in) x 3.2 cm (1.3 in)
  • Material: Stoneware 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Kiyomizu Ware
  • Brand: Tosen kiln



Tosen Kiln introduces the traditional techniques of Kiyomizu ware through their delicate hand painting and modeling styles.

The intricate paintings breathe warmth and beauty into their pieces and tell stories of the diligence needed to create them.

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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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