Sakura Dark Brown Wakasa Lacquerware Set of Two Pairs of Chopsticks 23cm/9in and 21cm/8.3in

USD $35

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A set of two beautiful pairs of Wakasa lacquerware chopsticks decorated with dainty sakura (cherry blossoms) patterns. 

These chopsticks are made from natural wood and are fully coated in Wakasa lacquer. Each piece is carefully crafted with multiple layers of lacquer giving the coating its beautiful luster. 

When arranged on a table, the chopsticks form a simple lattice pattern with delicate sakura designs. These small, yet beautiful details add to their elegance and charm. The longer chopsticks are decorated in blue and the shorter in a deep red. Rich and earthy tones of natural wood complement the intricately crafted details at the top of the chopsticks.    

Coming in a decorative paulownia box, this set of chopsticks makes an excellent gift for a 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/9in and 21cm/8.3in
  • Material: Wood- Wakasa Lacquerware
  • Origin: Made in Japan

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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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