Amazing Art on a Stick
Price: $15.00 Pair
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    Item #: CK5707

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    These Japanese chopsticks are a work of art! Each set of Japanese chopsticks 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 Saga Nishiki Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in length with beautiful designs in golds, reds and greens on black accented by mother of pearl. Made in Japan.

    Overall Customer Rating of 1 Reviews:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Beautiful and Elegant

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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. These are the best quality, long-term chopsticks you can buy.