Friday, 27 May 2011

ten thumbs + wooden moments

wooden items from Japan

Some items from my small collection of wooden kitchen items from Japan. I'm very particular about chopsticks and will only use Japanese style ones at home (they have a narrower, more delicate end than chopsticks from other countries). It drives me mad to have to use chunky non-Japanese chopsticks in most Asian restaurants (other than Japanese ones) in Australia. I feel like I have 10 thumbs with those clunky things. Is this ridiculously fussy or what?

Lucky for me (and for you) that we have Mr Kitly to keep those of us outside of Japan stocked up with gorgeous Japanese wooden items.


  1. these are super stylish! am a bit fussy with all cuttlery inc chopsticks, just the way it is!
    have a great weekend :)

  2. Glad to see I'm not the only fussy one with cutlery!

    Annie - you can go crazy with this kind of thing when you're in Kyoto.

  3. I feel your chopstick frustration. I'm not a fan of those chunky-ended chopsticks either.

    You know, I have never been to Mr Kitly. You have inspired me. I think I am going to have to take a trip northward this weekend. And drop into Toolz while I am there (of course).

  4. ST - you'll love Mr K. Gorgeous space, gorgeous things!

  5. I have to show these to Otto, at 5, completely Japan obsessed. He has already taught himself to write 'Ninja' in Kanji script! He is desperate for chopsticks...