Ceramic Japan’s porcelain Leaf & Branch hashioki are the most beautiful sets of chopstick rests we have come across. So delicate and detailed, every porcelain leaf and twig looks as though it just drifted off a tree. Available in minimalist white and soft muted colors, they are like tiny artworks. We think you don't even need to use chopsticks to love them.
Ginkgo, maple and cherry trees all hold a special place in the hearts of Japanese. Here, nature-inspired designer Kaichiro Yamada transforms their foliage and branches into tiny functional objets d’art. Golden ginkgo and orange maple leaves recall the changing colours of autumn, a green cherry leaf celebrates the vibrancy of spring.
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Ceramic Japan brings together contemporary designers with traditional ceramists in Seto, Aichi Prefecture, a region with a history of porcelain dating back to the 8th century. Porcelain clay is still sourced from the prefecture’s mountainous landscape and was originally fired using timber from local woodland. Artisans today use age-old techniques, now refined to perfection by modern equipment, making Ceramic Japan’s minimalist products a combination of innovative design and traditional craftsmanship.
Designed by Kaichiro Yamada
Set of 5 pieces — ginkgo, maple, cherry, two branches
Sizes: ginkgo - 4.5 x 6.5 cm; maple - 5 x 6 cm; cherry - 6.5 x 3.5 cm; branch I - 5.5 x 2 cm; branch Y - 5.5 x. 2.5 cm
Made in Japan