Issou Treasure Knot Wakasa Lacquerware Set of Two Pairs of Chopsticks 23cm/9in and 21cm/8.3in

JPY ¥10,800

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This set of beautiful Wakasa lacquer chopsticks are made of ebony and rosewood, designed with an auspicious motif called "takara-musubi." 

Takara-musubi translates into "treasure knot" in English and was a knot used when wrapping treasures. These chopsticks may serve as a reminder that our most treasured moments should be safeguarded and cherished for many years to come.

Ebony and rosewood are characterized by their fine and hard wood surfaces, and are known to become more lustrous the more they are polished. Beautiful shades of the natural wood give the chopsticks an elegant and sophisticated look, perfect for enhancing any table setting.

Coming in a crafted paper box, it is adorned with a label inscribed with the words "Happy Golden Wedding Anniversary-celebratory chopsticks" in Japanese. This set of chopsticks is an ideal gift for a couple who are commemorating their 50th wedding anniversary. But these chopsticks can also provide chic styling for any couple fond of dining in style. Chopsticks are wonderful as a wedding gift as they signify "a couple supporting each other and spending time together."

These chopsticks are made by Ishida which has been producing Wakasa lacquerware for over 80 years. Wakasa lacquerware is a traditional craft of Obama City, Fukui Prefecture that has been passed down through generations and continues to be enjoyed today.


  • Quantity: Set of two pairs of chopsticks
  • Dimension: 23cm/9in and 21cm/8.3in  
  • Material: Wood-Wakasa Lacquerware
  • Coating: Polyester/Lacquer
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Brand: Issou


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.

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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.


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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