The Japanese cherry blossom or sakura, is one of the most recognized symbols of Asia, and is seen often in artwork, home decoration, tableware and kimono and fabric patterns. The fleeting beauty of the cherry blossom is captured realistically on this ultimate chopstick rest. The rugged surface of the cherry blossom branch is perfectly formed on the body of this lovely rest that is boldly accented by a pale pink cherry blossom at its peak. Now you can enjoy springtime at your table every time you use this rest.
The sakura is considered an early sign of the warmer weather arriving; but the fleeting nature of the blossoms is also a symbol of the fleeting nature of our time on this earth. During the cherry blossom season in Japan, the entire country is rapt with attention watching for reports of the fast approaching peak of cherry blossom viewing times. Because they bloom en masse and are very delicate, many citizens choose this occasion to gather together to host parties under the trees for viewing and eating delicacies and drinking sake. There have been many great poems written by famous poets that were influenced by these beautiful blossoms. Perhaps your next gathering will bring out the poetic side of you and your guests as well when you use these lovely rests at your place settings. Made in Japan.
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