Issou Arigatou Wakasa Lacquerware Set of Two Pairs of Chopsticks 23cm(9in)/21cm(8.3in) and Chopstick Rests (Set of Two)

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This set includes two pairs of chopsticks and two chopstick rests in soft colors with a cherry blossom motif. The chopstick rests are made of paper. The mizuhiki knot design on the chopstick rests has the congratulatory meaning of "making a connection." It is coated with urethane resin and is dishwasher-safe.

"Arigatou" means "Thank you," and as the name suggests, it is recommended as a gift to express your gratitude to the recipient.

These chopsticks have a beautiful matte texture and are easy to hold and thick. The tips of the chopsticks are roughened to make it easier to grip food, even slippery food such as noodles.

The chopsticks come in two colors, dark blue and pink, each in a different size. Its timeless design is suitable for long-term use, daily use or when entertaining guests.

The paulownia wood box is decorated with the word "Arigatou" (thank you) and an illustration of Sakura on the inside, creating a gentle atmosphere that makes it an ideal gift.

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 around since the early Edo period.


  • QuantitySet of two pairs of chopsticks and two chopstick rests
  • Dimension【Chopsticks】23cm/9in and 21cm/8.3in 
    【Chopstick rest】5.8cm(2.3in) ×3.7cm(1.5in) × H1cm(0.4in)
  • Material: 【Chopsticks】Wood- Wakasa Lacquerware
    【Chopstick rest 】Paper
  • Coating: Urethane resin
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Brand: Issou

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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.


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