Hozan Kiln Ink-Sprayed Shell Kyo Ware Chopstick Rest Set

JPY ¥4,000

Only 3 pieces in stock!

Adding ceramic chopstick rests shaped like shells to your table is a great way to bring a refreshing feel. These accessories have an authentic texture which makes them seem like they were taken straight from nature.

This particular type of pattern is created through the method known as "Fukizumi" (spraying ink). It involves using water-soluble paint or blue paint called "Gosu" which is dispersed by running a stiff brush over a fine mesh strainer and applying it to the surface of the porcelain base. A technique such as this can often be seen on undergrazed porcelain pieces.

The classic design adds color to the dining scene, making this set a good choice as a first set of chopstick rests.

With its smooth surface, ceramic chopstick rests are the go-to material for daily use. Not only is it easy to keep clean, but they coordinate with a myriad of tableware. Plus, it coordinates with a wide range of tableware and comes in an abundance of designs, making it perfect for sprucing up your table setting.

Available as a set of five pieces, these chopstick rests make wonderful gifts as well.


  • Quantity: 5pcs
  • Dimension: 5.3cm(2in) x 4.3cm(1.7in) H2cm(0.8in)
  • Material: Stoneware - Kyo ware
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Brand: 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.

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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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