This sweet chopstick rest of Crane is a piece of Mino Ware. In Japan, the crane is one of the mystical or holy creatures and symbolizes good fortune and longevity because of its fabled life span of a thousand years. The crane is a favourite subject of the tradition of origami or paper folding as well.
Mino Ware, aka MinoYaki is a type of traditional Japanese porcelain wares made Gifu Prefecture, north of Tokyo. Mino Ware is a ceramic ware representing 50% share in the Japanese market. Originated in the time of unglazed ceramic ware.
Product Details of Chopstick Rest Crane
Content: 1 chopstick rest
Size: W4.1cm (W1.6″)
Type of ware: Mino Ware
Made in: Gifu Prefecture