Cherry Blossoms Wakasa Lacquerware Chopsticks L23cm(9in)/L21cm(8.3in) and Chopstick Rests Pair
A gift set of lucent and luxurious chopsticks and “Hagoita” (Japanese battledore) chopstick rests with a rabbit on it.
The pattern on the chopsticks is a cherry blossom, also famous for Japan's national flower, and symbolizes prosperity and abundance due to the sight of cherry blossoms blooming all at once.
The lacquer is applied on chopsticks, giving them a smooth touch on the hand. Wakasa lacquerware is heavily resistant to water and heat, making them hard to break in everyday use. The tip has a non-slip finish that makes it easy to hold food.
The technique brings out the lacquer-covered patterns, creating a distinctively elegant piece bursting with artistic character. They are dishwasher safe.
- Quantity: Set of 2 chopsticks/2chopstick rests
Dimension:【Chopsticks】W1cm(0.4in) x L23.(9in)/L21cm(8.3in)
【Chopstick rest】D5.5cm(2.2in) x H1cm(0.4in)
- Material:【Chopsticks】Polyester Urethane/Wood【Chopsticks rest】Phenolic 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.
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.View more Kawai Chopsticks
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.