Tea Leaf Hashioki (chopstick holders) - handmade in Shigaraki

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Please note that the cost stated is for per hashioki. If you are interested in a product that is currently out-of-stock, please drop us an email at "hello@dmatcha.com" and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Handmade in the Shigaraki Town of Japan, these delicate 箸置き (hashioki or chopsticks holders) are a staple table piece when dining in Japan.


Shigaraki, Japan

Take a fifteen minute drive from d:matcha Kyoto's organic tea fields in the Yubune Region of Wazuka Town to reach the Shigaraki area. The kilns in this area are considered one of the Six Ancient Kilns in Japan. While famous Shigaraki-ware includes tanuki figurines, this area has a long-standing history in local pottery traditions.

The nature of the clay used also gives it traces of the signature oatmeal colour of Shigaraki-yaki around the edges: a bright warm orange with a hint of red.

The use of Shigariki-ware in tea ceremonies was normalised after tea master Murata Juko instructed for these items to be used. The natural characteristics of Shigaraki-made teaware poignantly reflected the wabi-sabi aesthetics and principles of sado.

Pottery is often the craft of choice for tea farmers during winter, as the nature of this season brings field work to a lull.


Additional Information

  • Cost of the product is for one hashioki.
  • 6.5cm x 3cm | Height x width
  • No two hashioki are identical as they are all handmade.
  • The shape of the Tea Leaf Hashioki are similar but they may be minor variations in terms of the colour patterns and intensity. As such there may be minute differences from the pieces we have in stock and those pictured.