Checkered Pattern Wakasa Lacquerware Chopsticks 23cm(9in)/21cm(8.3in) and Chopstick Rests (Set of Two)

USD $87

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This gift set includes chopsticks with a traditional checkered pattern and a chopstick rest with a refined petal small bowl.

Chopsticks are made with traditional Wakasa lacquerware by grinding away many thin layers of materials like color lacquer, eggshell, and seashell to reveal patterns.

The checkered pattern has the meaning of prosperity since the pattern continues uninterruptedly. Many people favor the pattern as a good fortune for the prosperity of descendants and business expansion. 

The gift is perfect for special occasions such as New Year’s and celebrations. Also, as you can see, the chopsticks with checkered patterns match any dish and are also  recommended for everyday use. This set of chopsticks comes in a wooden box, which makes the gift even more luxurious.


  • Quantity: Set of two pairs of chopsticks and two chopstick rests
  • Dimension:【Chopsticks】W0.8cm(0.3in) x L23cm(9in)/L21cm(8.3in)【Chopstick rest】D7.5cm(1.6in) x H1.3cm(0.5in)
  • Material: 【Chopsticks】Wood【Chopsticks rest】ABS resin
  • Origin: 【Chopsticks】 Made in Japan - Wakasa Lacquerware.
    【Chopsticks rest】Made in Japan
  • Brand: Kawai
  • Notes: Original gift box included. Only chopsticks are dishwasher safe

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Kawai Chopsticks is based in Obama city, Japan since 1943. Obama city is well-known production area for chopsticks called “Wakasa Nuri-bashi” (Wakasa lacquer chopsticks), and it has over 80% of share of chopsticks manufacture in Japan. While they maintain the rich history and tradition of Wakasa lacquer chopsticks, they always try to meet modern society’s needs: modern designed chopsticks which would fit any kinds of cuisine, chopsticks which is dish-washer safe, chopsticks for kids or elderly people, chopsticks made of environmentally friendly materials, and more.

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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.