MATSUKAN CRYSTAL SPRING AND AUTUMN WAKASA LACQUERWARE CHOPSTICKS SET 22.5 CM (8.9 IN) WITH CHOPSTICK RESTS (SET OF TWO)
$72.00

Matsukan Crystal Spring and Autumn Wakasa Lacquerware Chopsticks Set 22.5 cm (8.9 in) with Chopstick Rests (Set of Two)

USD $72

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These exquisitely hand-painted chopsticks from Matsukan’s Crystal series are a vivid portrayal of the intricate colors of spring and autumn.

The spring-inspired pair melds the delicate green of budding leaves with the deep brown of hardy trees, painting a scene reminiscent of a mountainside in bloom. Conversely, the autumn pair conveys the season's essence with a spectrum of colors evoking brilliant fall leaves. The matte finish augments the organic and earthy feel of these pieces.

These chopsticks are easy to hold and the tips are finished with a non-slip coating. This item is also dishwasher-safe, offering ease of use without compromising on beauty — a feature sure to be appreciated. And set alongside these chopsticks are Hasami ware chopstick rests in soft colors of yellow and light green. 

The pairing of these elegantly crafted chopsticks with Hasami ware chopstick rests make this set a wonderful gift for lovers of authentic Japanese tableware items.  

The Crystal series chopsticks feature the distinctive fude-gaki technique, an inventive brush-painting method developed by master craftsman Matoba Masayoshi of Matsukan. At present, his brush-painting technique flourishes in the hands of the next-generation artisan, Fujii Yuya, producing countless beautiful pieces that captivate.

Matsukan, based in Obama City, Fukui Prefecture, stands as a leading producer of lacquerware chopsticks rooted in the traditional craft of Wakasa lacquerware. Since its beginning in 1922, Matsukan has remained dedicated solely to chopstick manufacturing. While honoring the intricate artistry and lasting craftsmanship of Wakasa lacquerware, their products are thoughtfully designed to complement contemporary living. 

PRODUCT DETAIL

  • QuantitySet of two pairs of chopsticks and two chopstick rests
  • Dimension: [Chopsticks] 22.5 cm (8.9 in) / [Chopstick rest] 4.5 cm (1.8 in) x 1.3 cm (0.5in) x 0.9 cm (0.4 in)
  • Material: [Chopsticks] Wood / [Chopsticks rest] Stoneware
  • Coating for chopsticks: Polyester urethane resin
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Wakasa lacquerware, Hasami ware

MATSUKAN CRYSTAL SERIES

The Crystal series captures the artistic spirit of Matoba Masayoshi, a master chopstick craftsman at Matsukan celebrated for creating over 500 beautiful chopstick designs. Each pair is meticulously hand-painted using the fude-gaki technique, Matoba's original brush-painting innovation that refreshes the Wakasa lacquerware tradition. Today, the craft lives on through Fujii Yuya, his apprentice who perpetuates the vibrancy and inventive spirit of Matoba's legacy, ensuring that chopsticks from this series continue to add a burst of color and life to the dining table.

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ABOUT MATSUKAN WAKASA LACQUER CHOPSTICKS

Matsukan has been dedicated to the art of crafting exquisite lacquered chopsticks for the past 100 years. Located in Obama City, renowned for its lacquered chopsticks industry deeply rooted in the local Wakasa lacquerware tradition, Matsukan has passionately infused excitement to many through their chopsticks.

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ABOUT WAKASA LACQUER CHOPSTICKS

Wakasa lacquer chopsticks are traditional lacquered chopsticks from Obama City, Fukui Prefecture, with a history of about 400 years. It currently accounts for more than 80% of the national share of domestically produced lacquered chopsticks. Wakasa lacquer chopsticks was designated as a "traditional craft" on February 6, 1978 in recognition of its advanced techniques. It is characterized by their unique three-dimensional patterns created by applying layers of colored lacquer made of shells and eggshells. It was sometimes called "jewel lacquering" because of the noble shine of the patterns that represented the ocean floor.

Today, you can find a wide variety of Wakasa lacquer chopsticks, some handmade using traditional methods, some made using transfer sheets, and some made using dishwasher-safe paints. Enjoy choosing the chopsticks that best suit your lifestyle.

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