Chopsticks are very important for many Japanese people because we use them everyday, so many people have their own personal chopsticks at home and they tend to have their favoriticism about what chopsticks should be etc.
We generally avoid putting the chopsticks directly onto the table or plate, because they directly go into our mouth.
We, therefore, often use the little chopsticks rests at restaurants and some people also use them at home too.
There are so many different types of chopsticks rests in Japan and it is a kind of fun to collect them and use them at different occasions. They are generally reasonable, so they can easily be collected.
This chopsticks rest is a little bit unique, because it can be used as a small plate for pouring a bit of soy source or placing a bit of salt in it.
As you may have experienced at Japanese restaurants, many Japanese foods are subtly seasoned, so you can add salt or soy source to them if it is required. That is mainly because, I believe, we enjoy the taste of the raw ingredients used.
The beauty of this chopsticks rest is that you can use it for various purposes, so you do not have to prepare extra plate for salt or soy source, keeping the table clean and tidy.
As I said earlier, there are a large number of chopsticks rests available in Japan, but it is rather hard to find this kind of simple chopsticks rest, which can be used as a little plate for salt and soy source.
It is only 600yen+tax / each (as of today).
Should you have any queires or if you are interested in purchasing it, please feel free to contact us. We can also ship them overseas by EMS after confirming your payment by Paypal.
Alternatively if you happen to be in Tokyo, you can visit us in Aoyama
MA by So Shi Te
2-22-15 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku,
Tokyo Japan 107–0062
The shop is only 1min walk from Gaienmae station exit 1b on Ginza line.