Issou Ebony Wakasa Lacquerware chopsticks
Issou is an original high-end brand of Ishida which has been making Wakasa lacquerware for more than eighty years.
Ebony wood chopsticks are durable and not easily deformed. Ebony is characterized by its fine, heavy, and hard wood surface, and is known to become more lustrous the more it is polished.
The abalone shell is applied on each chopstick with a technique called "Kai-zogan" (shell inlay), one of the traditional techniques of Wakasa lacquerware. The nacreous layer of the abalone shell changes its expression depending on the angle of the light.
These beautiful wooden chopsticks are finished with many layers of Wakasa lacquer carefully layered, making chopsticks more elegant and lavish.