MATSUKAN RIMPA PINE AND BAMBOO WAKASA LACQUERWARE SET OF TWO PAIRS OF CHOPSTICKS 23 CM (9.1 IN)
$60.00

Matsukan Rimpa Pine and Bamboo Wakasa Lacquerware Set of Two Pairs of Chopsticks 23 cm (9.1 in)

USD $60

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Feel the world of ancient Japanese artistry, celebrated for over 400 years, with these chopsticks beautifully decorated with traditional motifs of pine trees and bamboo leaves from Matsukan's Rimpa series. Vivid green pine trees are depicted on a white background, while on the light green pair, delicate bamboo leaves are portrayed in green and gold.

Rimpa, a historical school of painting from the Edo period (1603 CE - 1867 CE), focuses on themes rich in nature and seasonal references, drawing inspiration from Japanese literature such as The Tale of Genji and ancient poems composed by courtiers. These chopsticks represent a modern interpretation of Rimpa's vivid artistic world, blending traditional splendor with contemporary colors and design.

The pine tree is celebrated as an auspicious motif for its symbolism of longevity and the bamboo for its prosperity of descendents. 

The chopsticks' rounded square shape ensures easy handling, fitting comfortably in the hand thanks to their slender design. Crafted from high-quality natural wood, they enhance the tactile experience of using chopsticks, bringing a touch of elegance and tradition to every meal.

Perfect as a gift, this exquisite set pair comes in a beautifully crafted paulownia box, adorned with powerful and straight bamboo, marked by prominent nodes, alongside richly thriving pine branches, capturing a scene of natural splendor. 

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 
  • Dimension: 23 cm (9.1 in) 
  • Box: 27.3 cm (10.7 in) x 7 cm (2.8 in) x 2 cm (0.8 in)
  • Material: Wood
  • Coating for chopsticks: Acrylic urethane resin
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Wakasa lacquerware
  • Brand: Matsukan

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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