Fukunishi Sobe Pine, Bamboo and Plum Aizu Lacquerware Pair Chopsticks 23cm/9in and 21cm/8.3in

USD $162

Only 10 pieces in stock!

This is a set of reusable chopsticks with a Pine, Bamboo and Plum motif. The chopsticks are coated with natural lacquer and have a moist texture that fit comfortably in the hand. The detailed gold painting gives them a luxurious finish.

The painting of the famous combination of pine tree, bamboo and plum is considered as auspicious motif in Japan, bringing good luck and longevity.

Its timeless design is suitable for long-term use, daily use or when entertaining guests.

Since it comes in a wooden box, it makes a great gift to give as is. 

See also other chopsticks and matching chopstick rest from our collection for a more unified and beautiful Japanese table setting.


  • Quantity: 2 chopsticks
  • Dimension: 23cm(9in) / 21cm(8.3in)
  • Material: Wood
  • Coating: Lacquer
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Aizu Lacquerware
  • Brand: Fukunishi Sobe

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Fukunishi-Sobei Shoten was started by taking over the lacquerware division from the main family, which had been in existence for 13 generations since the early Edo period. They have developed their products over time by figuring out "what must not be changed and what must be changed". In addition to the lacquering technique that makes the most of the moist luster of lacquerware, the company has handed down the unique decorative techniques of Aizu, such as Aizu-e painting with motifs of pine, bamboo, plum, and ceremonial arrow, and the spinning wheel. Fukunishi Soubei's lacquerware flexibly incorporates modern industrial technology, and is a special product that has a high artistic value as well as an aspect of being daily use items with which long-time use gives an additional charm. 

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Aizu is located in the southern part of the Tohoku region and is known as a place where nature and history are richly preserved and a unique culture takes root. The Aizu region is a basin surrounded by rich nature and has become a famous lacquerware production area where the entire process from the production of materials, such as cultivating lacquer trees, collecting sap, and cutting nearby trees, to the processing and finishing of lacquerware can be done locally. Aizu lacquerware has continued to grow up to the present day, as it has always proactively adopted the latest technology in addition to the traditional techniques that have survived for over 400 years.

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