Elegantly crafted, one of our favorites! Each chopstick is very labor
intensive and can contain up to 50+ layers of lacquer. Wakasa nuri hashi
- made in the Fukui prefecture, located along the coast of the Sea of
Japan, since the Edo period. Craftsmen apply multiple layers of lacquer
to each chopstick and depending on the style, may also incorporate
small pieces of shell or mother of pearl to enhance the design. The
final design of the chopsticks comes from how the lacquer coatings are
carved in order to expose the layers. Carving can also determine the
final shape of the chopstick. After carving the chopstick must be
polished in order to bring out the beauty and colors of the lacquering.
The Wakasa Kai Chirashi Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in length with
intricate designs of glittery gold background accented with mother of
pearl on black. The design is in the top 4 inches of the handle end.
Made in Japan.
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