The people of premodern Japan were famous for their puns, especially when it came to talismans and good luck items: the sea bream is supposed to bring good fortune because in Japanese it's "tai," which rhymes with "medetai" (joyous), and so is the plover, because its name is "chidori," which sounds the same as "taking a thousand" (i.e., winning a thousand or achieving your goal). This is why this stunning tableware set of Good Fortune Gold Leaf Chopstick Rests include both of these - and more!
Created in Japan's Kanazawa, a city famous for its gold foil craftsmanship, the Good Fortune Gold Leaf Chopstick Rests are a set of five gold-plated porcelain charms/amulets that would make any Japanese feel luck. The plover, the sea bream, the daruma doll (a roly-poly toy popular for its symbolic way of always getting up after falling down), the fan (symbolizing something that spreads wide open in front of you), and the gourd (which brings good health especially in a six-pack, because "six gourds" sounds like "no illness") have all been brought together in a beautiful wooden box waiting to be laid out for your next dinner party. Use them with your best chopsticks and share their story with your guests!
The Good Fortune Gold Leaf Chopstick Rests feature:
- Traditional craftsmanship and lucky talismans tableware set
- 5 rests: daruma doll, fan, gourd, plover, sea bream
- Traditional Japanese Kanazawa gold foil/leaf craftsmanship
- Dimensions (per rest): approx. 50 x 50 mm (1.9 x 1.9") (may vary depending on the version)
- Dimensions (box): 257 x 79 x 26 mm (10 x 3.1 x 1")
- Materials: ceramic, gold foil/leaf
- Chopsticks not included