No matter how much you might love your cat, our feline friends are not always the best companions to have join you at the dinner table. Fortunately, a Kyoto-based maker of Kiyomizu-yaki or Kiyomizu ware, a traditional Japanese pottery style dating back to the 16th century, has an adorable compromise: charming chopstick and chopstick rests inspired by the image of a cat turning back to look at you!

The dishwasher friendly set of chopsticks and chopstick rests feature a motif inspired by a cat on a walk. This set includes chopsticks with a slightly round kitten on a stroll and a chopstick rest with a kitten looking back at you.

The chopsticks are available in both a shiny black and sakura red lacquer, with both light blue and pink cat chopstick rests to pair them with. They come in a box with an illustration of a kitten on a walk, complete with catnip, a tail, and kitten footprints, showing a cat enjoying a leisurely stroll.

You can buy the "looking back at you" cat chopsticks and chopstick rests at grape SHOP, where they are available individually as well as as a set.

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By - grape Japan editorial staff.