Ihoshiro Kiln Traditional HAGAMA Rice Cooking Pot Mino Ware Chopstick Rest

JPY ¥1,200

Only 9 pieces in stock!

This is a chopstick rest in the shape of a traditional Japanese rice cooking pot called a "Hagama". The "Hagama" shape was originally designed to be convenient for cooking rice in a kamado(cooking furnace) in old times.

Although small, it has a moderate weight and has an outstanding presence on the table. The distinctive design has a nostalgic feel and enhances the atmosphere of Japanese cuisine. 

The chopstick rests are made at the Ihoshiro Kiln in Mizunami City, Gifu Prefecture. Their craftsmen make chopstick rests one by one, not using mass production or machining methods.

In Japan, chopstick rests are an indispensable piece for table setting. Although it is a small tableware, you can express your personality by choosing a motif that suits the season or a festive event.

See also the collection of chopstick rests and matching chopsticks for a more unified table setting.


  • Dimension: 【Long Side】Approx. 3.7cm (1.5in)
  • Material: Stoneware
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Brand: Ihoshiro Kiln


Ihoshiro Kiln was established in 2007 in Mizunami City, Gifu Prefecture, a city rich in nature. It is a ceramic studio that produces original chopstick rests with "feelings and hands" in mind.

At present, more than 20 artisans are making cute chopstick rests every day. They design chopstick rests, which are small pieces of ceramic, as items that make people's hearts flutter.

Their chopstick rests convey the season feel and the spirit of hospitality and have the power to change the dining table. The wishes they put into these small chopstick rests are sure to enrich your dining experience.

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About mino ware

Mino ware is a type of pottery in which many colors and designs have been created to suit the times and people's tastes. Therefore, Mino ware has a variety of techniques and diverse looks and textures.
Mino ware is made using the soil of Gifu Prefecture, known as Japan's largest producer of pottery, and is easily blended into our daily life. The diverse designs and styles of Mino ware, which have changed their shapes to suit the trends of the times and people's lifestyles, are the most attractive and unique of all pottery.