Issou Shoen Wakasa Lacquer Chopsticks 20.5cm/8.1in or 23cm/9in

USD $24

The design features a hemp leaf pattern and golden feathers on a glossy lacquer base. They are made of natural wood and MR lacquer, and can be washed in a dishwasher.

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.

These chopsticks are easy to hold and the surface is not slippery, making it easy to pick up food. It is recommended not only for daily use, but also for entertaining guests and as a gift.

It comes in two colors, black or red, each in a different size. Please choose the one that best fits your hand size.


  • Quantity: 1
  • Dimension: [Red]20.5cm/8.1in or [Black]23cm/9in
  • Material: Wood - Wakasa Lacquerware
  • Coating: MR Lacquer
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Brand: Issou

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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.

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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.


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.

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