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Chopstick Rests (Hashi Oki) Page

Updated 2001-01-28

A few examples of various chopsticks rests (Hashi Oki) in the collection. More may be seen elsewhere in this site, as part of matching sets.


Blue Ceramic Chopsticks Rest

[rest20000719 - 2000/07/19]. Material: Ceramic. Description: A 'bridge-like' support with blotchy, crackled blue glaze. Length: 6 cm. Nationality: Japanese. Source: Boston, MA.


Green Ceramic Chopsticks Rest

[rest20000715 - 2000/07/15]. Material: Ceramic. Description: One of two matching bow-like rests in nicely detailed green crazed glazing. Length: 7.5 cm. Nationality: Unknown. Source: Boston, MA.


Rustic Ceramic Chopsticks Rest

[rest20001014 - 2000/10/14]. Material: Clay ceramic. Description: A simple nugget of red clay, shaped by thumb depression to serve a simple utilitarian purpose; glazed in glossy brown with patches of black. Length: 4 cm. Nationality: Made in U.S.A. Source: Carver, MA.


Fish Motif Carved Wood Chopsticks Rest

[rest20010105 - 2001/01/05]. Material: Wood. Description: Fish-shaped with stylistic fish design carved in lines. Length: 25 cm. Nationality: Unknown. Source: Boston, MA.


Brown Eggplant Chopsticks Rest

[rest20010113b - 2001/01/13]. Material: Glazed ceramic. Description: Brown and green vegetable-shaped. Length: 6 cm. Nationality: Unknown. Source: Boston, MA.


Blue Ceramic Chopsticks Rest

[rest20010117ad - 2001/01/17]. Material: Ceramic. Description: Nicely detailed hand-painted blue detail squid and octopus. Cat and dragon in sea-foam green. Lengths: Squid, Octobus, Dragon: 6 cm; Cat: 4cm. Nationality: Japanese. Source: Boston, MA.


Quad-curved wood chopsticks rest.

[rest19991218a - 1999/12/18] Material: Wood. Description: Made of rich, dark brown stained wood, this rest is slightly off square, with concave areas on all four sides; flat ends. Length: 4 cm. Source: Brookline (Boston), MA.


Porcelain fan chopsticks rest

[rest19991209a - 1999-12-09] Material: Porcelain. Description: A little blue detailing decorates this otherwise plain white porcelain fan. Length: 5.5 cm. Nationality: Made in Japan. Source: New York, NY.


Bamboo chopsticks rest

[rest19991209b - 1999-12-09] Material: Bamboo. Description: The dark yellow and spotted skin of this small piece of indented bamboo create a wonderful understatement. Length: 6 cm. Nationality: Japanese. Source: New York, NY.


cherry twig chopsticks rest

[rest19991222a - 1999-12-22] Material: Cherry. Description: Nothing more than a small piece of cherry twig, unfinished, but sanded at each end. Length: 7.5 cm. Source: New York, NY.

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Silver leaf chopsticks rest

[rest19991222b - 1999-12-22] Material: Metal. Description: A leaf shape in silver-like metal, silver lacquer, or lacquered silver; matte finish. Length: 5.5 cm. Source: New York, NY.


Lacquered chopsticks rest

[rest19991209c - 1999-12-09] Material: Wood or bamboo. Description: Concentric ellipses are created, as the layers of black and red lacquer are exposed by the minute depression in this super glossy black ingot. The design matches the black and red lacquer chopsticks in the collection. Length: 6 cm. Nationality: Made in Japan. Source: New York, NY.


Silver twigs chopsticks rest

[rest19991207a - 1999-12-07] Material: Silver. Description: Smooth cast silver, this rest takes the form of small twigs, laid next to each other. Length: 4 cm. Nationality: Made in Paris. Source: New York, NY.


Tiny porcelain box chopsticks rest

[rest19991209a - 1999-12-09] Material: Porcelain. Description: This diminutive chopsticks rest of sea froth green glaze appears to resemble a small box, tied with a knot or ribbon. Length: 4 cm. Source: New York, NY.


Metal Leaf Chopsticks rest

[rest19991017 - 1999-10-17] Material: Copper or Brass. Description: This little metal leaf rest has a very nice green patina. Length: 6 cm. Source: Cambridge, MA.

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Several chopsticks rests

[cstix19990831cdefg - 1999/08/31].

Koi / Carp / Goldfish: Material: Wood. Description: Hand-carved wood, stained crimson and nicely detailed. Length: 8 cm.

Eggplant and Lotus Root: Material: Ceramic. Description: Sea-froth green glazed replicas of these edibles. Length: 8 cm.

Paddle: Material: Ceramic. Description: Multicolor patterns, including gold, decorate this miniature paddle. Length: 7.5 cm.

Fan: Material: Ceramic. Description: Gold and other colors also decorate this ceramic fan with a lone boatman along a tree-lined shore. Length: 8 cm.

Nationality: Japanese. Source: San Diego, CA, U.S.A.


Rug, Hare and Rock Package Chopsticks Rests

[restsf001 - 1998/08/29] Material: Glazed ceramic clay. Description: Looks like a small rolled-up rug. Textured, with a dark green glaze. Length: 6.5 cm. Nationality: Japanese; Made in Japan.

[restsf002 - 1998/08/29] Material: Glazed porcelain. Description: Form of a hare or rabbit. Tan glaze is a crushed composite of white to dark brown glazes. Ears and eyes are light brown glaze. Length: 4.5 cm. Nationality: Japanese (Made in Japan by Kotobuki).

[restsf003 - 1998/08/29] Material: Wicker, quartz and other stone. Description: The form is a diminutive representation of this unique (contemporary?) Japanese packaging technique. Four small white quartz pebbles and one reddish-brown pebble are securely wrapped in a single thin strand of natural wicker. No fasteners or glue is used. Length: 6 cm. Nationality: Japanese.

Source: San Francisco, CA.

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Pair of Black / White Chopsticks Rests

[restsf003 - 1998/08/29] Material: Porcelain. Description: Simple, undecorated form. One each of gloss black and white. Length: 6 cm. Nationality: Japanese (Made in Japan). Source: San Francisco, CA.


Squid Chopsticks Rest

[restsf004 - 1998/08/29] Material: Ceramic (Porcelain?) Description: Form of a squid, with blue detailing. Length: 7.5 cm. Nationality: Japanese (Made in Japan). Source: San Francisco, CA.


Several Chopsticks Rests

[restsf005-009 - 1998/08/29] Descriptions:

Metal red Fish [restsf004, 5.5 cm] (could also be a paperweight)

Porcelain orange King Crab [restsf005, 7 cm]

Blue Blowfish [restsf006, 5 cm]

Peach painted resting Hare (Rabbit) [restsf007, 4.5 cm]

Light green block [restsf008, 5 cm].

Nationality: (All?) Made in Japan. Source: San Francisco, CA.

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Several Chopsticks Rests

[rests19980925abc - 1998/09/25] Descriptions (all porcelain):

Yellow Fish [rest19980925a, 6.5 cm]

Green and white Fish [rest19980925b, 6 cm]

Blue Flower and brown Twig [rest19980925c, 6 cm]

Nationality: Japanese. Source: Cambridge, MA.


Several Chopsticks Rests

[rests19980922abcd - 1998/09/22] Descriptions (all porcelain):

Red Beet / Radish / Turnip [rests19980922a, 6 cm]

White Daikon radish [rests19980922b, 7 cm]

Blue Eggplant [rests19980922c, 6 cm]

Blue and White Fish [rests19980922c, 8 cm, Made in Japan]

Nationality: Chinese?. Source: Boston, MA.


Minimalist Black Glass Chopsticks Rest

[restny001 - 1998/06/30] Material: Glass. Description: Round, opaque black glass, with concave depression in the center, and 'divot' in one side to hold the tips of chopsticks. Length: 4.5 cm Nationality: Japanese (Made in Japan). Source: New York, NY


Green Bamboo Chopsticks Rest

[restny002 - 1998/06/30] Material: Porcelain. Description: Glazed rest in the form of a green bamboo segment. Length: 4.5 cm Nationality: Japanese?. Source: New York, NY.

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Several Chopsticks Rests

[rests19990211abc - 1999-02-11] Descriptions (all porcelain):

Stretching Cat [rests19990211a, 6.5 cm]

Flowery Blue Bar [rests19990211b, 7.5 cm, Made in Japan]

Fiery Orange Fan [rests19990211c, 6 cm, Made in Japan]

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