This cutlery rest is made of a unique type of =Suzuri stone= called Gensho Stone which is clay slate formed a few hundred million years ago. Gensho Stone has a natural sheen and deep black colour, that imbues each rest with an air of refinement. Suzuri stones are famously used as =calligraphy inkwells=. Since the old times, Suzuri has been one of the essential tools for writing. Each item is carefully =handmade= in the Ogatsu area of Miyagi, northern Japan. Ogatsu is well known for the quality of its stone since the Muromachi Era (1336-1573). However, this area was hugely damaged by the tsunami in 2011. Since then, Suzuri has been making a gradual recovery.
Dimensions: W45 x L45 x H8 mm (W1.77 x L1.77 x H0.315 in)
Made in: Miyagi
Weight: 150.00 g (5.29 oz)
Creator: Studio GALA, designed by Ryoichi Kobayashi
Materials: suzuri inkstone