The actual dishes are a type of Arita-yaki, or Arita ware, traditional Japanese porcelain wares
originating from the town of Arita that have existed since the 1600's,
and were made by professional craftsmen.
* above pictures are showing the production process of Chopstick-rest "Eto collection".
Japanese Zodiac is based on a 12-year lunar cycle, and each year is represented by character of a different sign of an animal. People born in a certain animal year are believed to have a set of attributes of that particular animal. These signs are the result of zoning time and direction into twelve blocks, each block being given a name of an animal based on the ancient Chinese concept that all time shifts based on these twelve units.
The Japanese zodiac is known as "Eto" or "Junishi" and is adapted from the Chinese zodiac. Now you bring the imagery of this traditional calendar to your daily life with this remarkable series of Japanese Eto Zodiac Chopstick-rest.
Bean shape indented chopstick rest made of ceramic with a white glaze.
A set contains 12 chopstick rests with designs featuring the twelve Eto Japanese zodiac animals: rat (nezumi or ne), ox (ushi), tiger (tora), rabbit (usagi or u), dragon (tatsu), snake (hebi or mi), horse (uma), sheep (hitsuji), monkey (saru), rooster (tori), dog (inu), boar (inoshishi or i).
made in Arita, Saga Pref./Japan
size... approx. L46 cm x W30 cm x H10 mm
weight... approx. 20 g/piece
packing in original black box (size approx. L190 x W100 x H20 mm, 290g)
* chopsticks shown on picture are not included it is only an example...
Adorable cat and fish bone shaped chopsticks-rest.
made by matte black ceramic
3 pieces a set contents
contents... 3 pcs chopstick rest (2 x cat shape + 1x fish bone shape)
size........... cat) L 50 x 13-25 x H 5 mm
fish bone) 55 x 15 x H5 mm
weight...... 35 g (3 pcs total)