These black chopsticks are exquisite! The Wakasa Kuzuryu Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in length with beautiful designs in golds, reds and greens accented by mother of pearl and eggshell on black. Textured tips for easy handling. Made in Japan.
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 of the black chopsticks and depending on the style, may also incorporate small pieces of shell or mother of pearl to enhance the design. The final design of these Japanese chopsticks come 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.