Issou Zuiun Maki-e Wakasa Lacquerware Set of Two Pairs of Chopsticks 23cm(9in)/20.5cm(8.1in) and Chopstick Rests (Set of Two)
Pair set of chopsticks and chopstick rests decorated with gorgeous maki-e lacquer. The chopsticks are made of natural wood and coated with lacquer, giving them a calm and luxurious finish. The chopstick rests are also made of natural wood and finished with a glossy urethane coating.
"Zuiun" refers to clouds that appear as omens of auspicious events, and the clouds spreading across the sky are represented by gold leaf.
These chopsticks have a beautiful glossy 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, black and red, each in a different size. Its timeless design is suitable for long-term use, daily use or when entertaining guests.
This set comes in a paulownia wood box which makes a great gift for someone or for yourself.
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.
- Quantity: Set of two pairs of chopsticks and two chopstick rests
Dimension: 【Chopsticks】23cm/9in and 20.5cm/8.1in
【Chopstick rest】4.6cm(1.8in) x 4.6cm(1.8in) x H0.8cm(0.3in)
- Material: Wood - Wakasa Lacquerware
【Chopstick rest】Urethane resin
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Issou
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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.
They are a work of art .
Glamorous Chop Sticks
Smooth. Very impressive use of colors, finishes, and textures. And the speed in delivery! From Tokyo to NJ in 3 days!!!
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