The first tools humans ever made were from stone. Over time, these tools faded away and trade around such tools disappeared. Such is Manazuru, the birthplace of Hon-Komatsu stone. YABUTA found the profound beauty of the Hon-Komatsu stone - whose colour changes over time - has the subtle appeal of blending into nature and assimilating with nature. While chopsticks are integral to the Japanese dining table, where the pair of chopstick rest often speaks greater volume of the diner or host. The hand-crafted Hon-Komatsu Stone Chopstick Rest, made from the very stones that were used in the construction of the Japanese imperial Castle, now sits still on the dining table.