The Oboro Shimmering Waters Wakasa chopsticks have subtle sparkling hand-painted colors of blues, greens and gold, dotted with mother of pearl. Finished with a gloss urethane protective finish. It was impossible for us to capture the beautiful, subtle sparkling colors in our photo. Chopsticks are 9.125 inches long with smooth, square tips. The chopsticks have a base of Jabon wood (Anthocephalus cadamba), harvested in Indonesia. The handle is coated with Urethan and the tip in natural Urushi lacquer finish. Hand made in Obama, Japan on the shores of Wakasa Bay.