Issou Uchiiwai Wakasa Lacquerware Set of Two Pairs of Chopsticks 22.5cm/8.8in and 20.5cm/8.1in
This "uchiiwai (return/thank you gift)" set includes two-pairs of dark brown-lacquered wood chopsticks with glittery tops. They offer the classy sheen of traditional lacquerware coupled with a playful design.
The longer pair is 22.5cm(8.8in) with a green and silver top whereas the shorter pair is 20.5cm(8.1in) with a top part of pink and silver. The chopsticks come in a simple paulownia wooden box, and are decorated with a Japanese "noshi (traditional Japanese gift ornament)" with uchiiwai written in Japanese characters.
This chopstick set is made by Ishida, which has been making Wakasa lacquer for over 80 years. Wakasa lacquerware is a traditional craft of Obama City, Fukui Prefecture, and has been around since the early Edo period (1603-1867).
Although called the uchiiwai set, the chopsticks are suitable for various occasions. It's a charming pair that make for a one-of-a-kind gift!
- Quantity: Set of Two Pairs
- Dimension: 22.5cm/8.8in and 20.5cm/8.1in
- Material: Wood - Wakasa Lacquerware
- Coating: polyester (upper part), lacquer (bottom part)
- 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.