Ishida Wakasa Lacquer Chopsticks

Ishida has been making Wakasa-nuri for more than eighty years. Wakasa lacquerware is a traditional craft of Obama, Fukui Prefecture that has been around since the early Edo period.

​​Ishida not only preserves the tradition, but also challenges the best chopsticks by paying attention to the product from every angle such as material, design, and texture.
Using their own skilled craftsmanship as a foundation, the company has also developed their own machinery and equipment to produce high-quality, low-cost chopsticks that balance the two polar elements of tradition and innovation, warmth and sharpness.

Issou Collection

Issou is an original brand of Ishida, the company which has been making Wakasa lacquer chopsticks for over 80 years. It has a variety of creative and high-quality chopsticks that fit the needs of modern life, made with the techniques that have been handed down from previous generations.

It collaborates with different production areas, such as Wajima lacquerware and Aizu lacquerware, to create beautiful designs and functionality that have never been seen before.

The name "Issou" comes from the Japanese unit of measurement used to count pairs of chopsticks. It also refers to the name of one layers of lacquerware that is applied over and over again, expressing the charm of a lacquer that takes an enormous amount of time and contains the soul and passion of the craftsman.

Signature Products

Issou Kairenpo Wakasa Lacquer Chopsticks 20.5cm/8.1in & 23cm/9in

These beautiful Wakasa lacquer chopsticks are made of natural wood and decorated with a series of abalone shells. It is made by Ishida, which has been making Wakasa lacquerware for more than eighty years. Wakasa lacquerware is a traditional craft of Obama, Fukui Prefecture that has been around since the early Edo period.The chopsticks are comfortable to hold and easy to use, and are recommended for daily use. The design is perfect for inviting guests or as a gift. Decorating the lacquer with shells is one of the traditional techniques of Wakasa lacquerware. The chopsticks come in red and black, and are available in different sizes. Please choose the one that best suits your needs.

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Issou Playful Mood Wakasa Lacquer Chopsticks 21cm/8.2in & 23cm/9in

These brightly colored Wakasa lacquer chopsticks are accented with three different colors of Japanese paper, and gold powder is sprinkled on top.The Japanese paper is slightly rough, so you can enjoy the original texture. The chopsticks are made of natural wood and lacquer, and have a modern design that is both authentic and playful.These chopsticks are made by Ishida, which has been making Wakasa lacquer for over 80 years. Wakasa lacquerware is a traditional craft of Obama City, Fukui Prefecture, which has been around since the early Edo period.The square shape makes it easy to hold. It is recommended not only for daily use, but also for entertaining guests and as a gift.It comes in two colors, navy and pink, each in a different size. Please choose the one that best fits your hand size.

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