Tin chopstick rests with Natural Noto hiba chopsticks: (from top) knot chopstick rest with child size chopsticks, tsukushi chopstick rest with regular chopsticks, chili pepper chopstick rest with regular chopsticks, lotus root chopstick rest with cooking chopsticks.
Tin chopstick rests: (clockwise from top right) chili pepper, knot, lotus root, tsukushi.
Close up of tin chopstick rests with Natural Noto hiba chopsticks: (from top) knot, tsukushi, chili pepper, lotus root.
Tin chopstick rests in package: lotus root (left), chili pepper.
A map of Japan showing the location of Takaoka where tin chopstick rests are made.

Tin Chopstick Rests

Regular price $ 14.00

Chopstick rests are the easiest way to perk up an ordinary meal. These tin chopstick rests come in shapes of tsukushi, lotus roots, knots and chili peppers. Tsukushi, or young field horsetail, is considered an early spring delicacy in Japan.

Tin gives off a beautiful silver color and subdued shine, making the chopstick rests look precious. They come in simple square packages that bear the maker's stamp.


  • Cast tin
  • Tsukushi: 2¾” x ⅜”; lotus root 1¾" x 1¾"; knot: 2½” x ½”; chili pepper: 2⅝” x 7/16"
  • To clean, gently hand wash using a soft sponge and dish soap. Wipe off moisture thoroughly.
  • When it becomes dull, polish with metal polish cream, toothpaste or baking soda paste.
  • Made in Japan 

Who Makes It

Sumitani Saburō Shōten was founded in 1939 in Takaoka, where copper casting has been a major industry over 400 years. Using copper casting techniques, they create a wide variety of household and decorative items using iron, aluminum, tin and brass.