Wakasa Kuzuryu Black Japanese Chopsticks
  •  Wakasa Kuzuryu Black Japanese Chopsticks
  • Wakasa Kuzuryu Black Japanese Chopsticks - 25103
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    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.

    Overall Customer Rating of 2 Reviews:
    Los Angeles

    Beautiful Chopsticks!

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    Well-made and beautiful.

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    My New Everyday Standard

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    Over the past several years, I have tried a multitude of chopsticks yearning for that perfect "feeling" when using them. However, many of them tend to be too thin, making it difficult to hold them for long periods of time. My long-time friend Megumi in Tokyo suggested that I use Wakasa style chopsticks, as they are easiest for her to use and the multiple coatings of lacquer with embedded parts of shells make it easier to grip. After ordering two pairs of this style, I have to agree with her. This particular version is the one I carry around all the time, keeping a pair in the glove compartment for those moments when you want to satisfy your craving for Asian food with on the road. The quality and craftsmanship is second-to-none with this Wakasa Yoshino style.