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Inban Printed Chopstick Rest

€8,90 EUR

  • Beautiful porcelain chopstick rests
  • Hand printed Inban prints
  • Collaboration between modern design and craftsmen

Glazed porcelain chopstick rests made using the Inban traditional technique and is handprinted by craftsmen. Inban is one of the printing techniques used in Japan where a pattern is transferred  from paper to porcelain.The craftsman wets the patterned “tensha-gami” (printing paper) then places it on unglazed pottery. Since they are handmade, each item is unique. After they are dried, the porcelain is glazed and baked to create a perfect little chopstick rest. 

Inban Patterns:
Arigatou (Thank you) 5 Dots pattern
Asahi (Sunrise) pattern 
Enmusubi (Knot) pattern
Karashi (Japanese mustard) pattern
Mugi (Wheat) pattern
Yukimichi (Snow covered road) pattern

Size: W4.5 x D.8 x H7.5 cm
Material: Amakusa Pottery Stone Porcelain, Zaffer, Lime Glaze
Place of Origin: Nagasaki, Japan

Care Instructions:
Safe for Dishwasher and Microwave. Not safe for Oven and Freezer


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NOTE before ordering this gift bag:

  • This offer includes a special individual packing, for your ordered item
  • Please kindly inform us about the exact products to be packed, in case multiple items are involved in one order
  • Suitable to pack product & products with global volume up to around 320 x 180 x 75mm
  • Cannot be ordered independently without other product

Packing Details:

  • White Komebukuro rice bag: 3kg
  • Closed and tied manually by our team, with white wrapping string

Japan-Best is first and foremost a story about Japanese craftsmen with the influence of contemporary design. We are inspired by the timeless beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship, and their ability to adapt to our modern lifestyle. The more brands we meet, the more passionate we become about the stories behind each product; the skills of the craftsmen, or the long tradition of an object left unchanged for generations yet somehow remaining contemporary.

Japan-Best is a collection of Japanese brands, which we have selected for the originality of their design, the quality of their production, the fact that their production is “Made in Japan”, and the long history that they maintain, quite often for several generations.

Our selection of Japanese food is also based on craftsmanship in agriculture. We choose brands based on how they are made and we love brands that continue to use traditional natural techniques to grow food and prepare it. Good packaging and design is always and added joy to find! 

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75003 Paris, France
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