The Golden Shadow Wakasa chopsticks are very dark wood chopsticks with irregular spots of metallic gold beneath a deep layer of clear lacquer. Both ends are finished with textured black. The chopsticks have a base of Jabon wood (Anthocephalus cadamba), harvested in Indonesia. They have a Polyester protective finish. These very nice chopsticks are dishwasher safe, are 9-1/8 inches long with textured tips. Made in Japan.