The Ichihan Seien Blue Wakasa Chopsticks are satin black with hand painted swirled iridescent blue and silver handles. Very beautiful. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Brazil. They have an Acrylic protective finish. 9.25 inches long with lightly textured tips. Hand made in Obama, Japan on the shores of Wakasa Bay.