Almost too kawaii, the Taiyaki Chopsticks Rest will definitely be a conversation starter at the dining table. Based in Mizunami City in Gifu prefecture, IHOSHIRO KILN (by MASTERS CRAFT) has the largest number of original chopstick holder designs in Japan with over 500 variations. Each piece is handcrafted by one of 25 in-house craftsmen. With such dedication towards one of the most common object on the dining table, every craftsmen create intricate forms, patterns, and textures that cannot be reproduced by mass production machinery. One should also be surprised to know that ihoshiro kilns are fired using solar energy.