Issou Full Moon and Rabbit Wakasa Lacquerware Set of Two Pairs of Chopsticks 23cm/9in and 20.5cm/8.2in
A set of two elegantly crafted pairs of chopsticks created from the beautiful combination of Wakasa lacquerware and chic colors of blue and red with shell inlays.
These chopsticks are made from natural wood with the bottom half coated in authentic Wakasa lacquer. Each piece is carefully crafted with multiple layers of lacquer giving the coating its beautiful luster.
The upper half of the chopsticks are intricately designed with the traditional Japanese motif of a rabbit and full moon crafted using a shell inlay. Decorating lacquer with abalone shells is a technique called "Kai-zogan" (shell inlay), one of the traditional techniques of Wakasa lacquerware. The nacreous layer of the abalone shell changes its expression depending on the angle of the light and you can feel the slight change in texture when holding the chopsticks.
To add to the decorative flair, each pair of chopsticks boast a thin glimmering line along the middle. For the red set, this shimmer is gold and silver for the blue.
Coming in a decorative paulownia box, this set of chopsticks makes an excellent gift for newlyweds or for a special anniversary. 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/9.2in and 20.5cm/8.2in
- Material: Wood-Wakasa Lacquerware
- Coating: Polyester/Lacquer
- Origin: Made in Japan
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ABOUT ISHIDA WAKASA LACQUER CHOPSTICKS
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.
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.
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.