Beautifully crafted! Each of these black Japanese-style chopsticks are 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 these Japanese-style black 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 Sasame
Yuki Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in length with beautiful designs
in greens, golds and reds on black accented by flecks of shell. The
designs are in the top 2.5 inches of the handle end of the chopstick.
Made in Japan.