These are a part of my HASHIOKI (Chopstick rest) collection. I have been collecting them little by little since I was in Japan. I am enjoying myself to set suitable Hashiok on the table every day, depending on the season or dishes.
...And this is a NEW to my collection! This Hashioki, or I should say "Cutlery rest", is generally for spoon, fork and knife. But I set usually chopstick instead of knife like a picture as below. This is great match with East and West mixed dishes!
Dinner party, Christmas party..., December, a most eventful month in a year! This "Cutlery rest" must be my most-used table set item!