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

JPY ¥12,500

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These hand-painted chopsticks from Matsukan's Crystal series embody the seasonal beauty of autumn and winter. Drawing inspiration from hidamari — the enchanting play of sunlight on a chilly day — these chopsticks are exquisitely crafted to capture the essence of the seasons' palette.

Autumn comes alive in vivid orange tones, evoking the essence of a fall twilight. Winter is depicted through a delicate overlay of purple on yellow, radiating a tranquil atmosphere. The melding of shades in both sets skillfully represents the comforting sunlight on chilly fall and winter mornings.  

These chopsticks are easy to hold and their 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 pink 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. 


  • 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 / [Chopstick rest] Stoneware
  • Coating for chopsticks: Polyester urethane resin
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Wakasa lacquerware, Hasami ware


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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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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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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