The Tenmaru Zhu Wakasa Chopsticks are the most subtly decorated chopsticks. Initially they appear to be black chopsticks. However in the sun and under bright light, you realize they have brilliant red and black striping under a translucent black finish. It's almost like the elven writing on the one ring to rule them all that is only visible when heated in fire. Dishwasher safe for easy care. Chopsticks are 9.125 inches long with lightly textured tips. Hand made in Obama, Japan on the shores of Wakasa Bay.