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 Red Hinoki Cypress chopsticks are hand shaped, dyed a deep red with a clear satin finish. They have an Acrylic Urethane protective finish. They are a shorter 8.25 inches long with textured tips. Made in Japan. Packaged in a clear plastic packet.