Issou Gold Mirror Wakasa Lacquer Chopsticks 21cm/8.2in or 23cm/9in
These chopsticks are made of natural wood and beautiful vermilion lacquer, with decorations that resemble golden mirrors.
The circle design is 21cm/8.2in and the square design is 23cm/9in. Please choose the one you prefer according to your hand size.
While the thickness of ordinary chopsticks is 8~9mm(approx. 0.3in), these chopsticks are thinner at about 5mm(approx. 0.2in). The slim shape makes them look elegant. The chopsticks are also easy to use for people with small hands.
These chopsticks are made by Ishida, which has been making Wakasa lacquer for over 80 years. Wakasa lacquerware is a traditional craft of Obama City, Fukui Prefecture, which has been around since the early Edo period.
It is recommended not only for daily use, but also for entertaining guests and as a gift.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: [Circle] 21cm/8.2in or [Square] 23cm/9in
- Material: Wood - Wakasa Lacquerware
- Coating: 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.