The Hinoki Cypress is native to Japan and is revered as an elegant, sacred tree. It has a rich, straight grain. Used for constructing temples and shrines. The Black Hinoki Cypress chopsticks are hand shaped, dyed a dark black with a clear satin finish. They have an Acrylic Urethane protective finish. They are 9 inches long with textured tips. Made in Japan. Packaged in a clear plastic packet.