Wakasa Japanese Lacquer Chopsticks

Japanese Wakasa chopsticks are perhaps the finest chopsticks in the world. The styles of our Japanese lacquer chopsticks are from Obama, Japan, a small town of 32,000 located on the pristine Wakasa bay. Wakasa chopstick craftsmen use natural materials such as shell, pine needles, egg shell and natural lacquers to replicate the views of the ocean floor of Wakasa bay.

Some Wakasa chopsticks, especially those that have concentric rings or lines of different colors, are built up of as many as 50 layers of natural lacquer. Each layer is applied and set out to cure for several days. When hard, the layer is smoothed and polished, ready for the next layer. This process of applying so many layers can take up to two months.

A century ago there were as many as 150 master craftsman and their families making Japanese lacquer chop sticks in Obama. Today there are only about 10 master craftsmen left as many young adults do not want to carry on their fathers' work.

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Handmade Real Lacquer Traditional Wakasa Japanese Chopsticks
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                Wakasa Mame Tsuishu Black Japanese Chopsticks
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                                  Deep tan, red and white layers of lacquer with mother of pearl centers on black gloss lacquered...

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                                    Wakasa Shinonome Japanese Chopsticks
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                                    Dishwasher safe! Each Shinonome Wakasa chopstick is very labor intensive and can contain up to 50+...

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                                      Wakasa Shinryoku Green Japanese Chopsticks
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                                      Striking greens on black Wakasa chopsticks design! Wakasa Shinryoku chopsticks are very labor...

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                                        Striking greens on black Wakasa chopsticks design! Wakasa Shinryoku chopsticks are very labor intensive and can contain up to 50+ layers of lacquer. Wakasa nuri hashi - made in the Fukui prefecture, located along the coast of the Sea of Japan, since the Edo period. Craftsmen apply multiple layers of lacquer to each chopstick and depending on the style, may also incorporate small pieces of shell or mother of pearl to enhance the design. The final design of the Wakasa Shinryoku chopsticks come...

                                        Wakasa Taikan Japanese Chopsticks
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                                        This chopstick is an elegantly crafted! The Wakasa Taikan Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in...

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                                          Wakasa Takachijo Black Japanese Chopsticks
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                                          This chopstick is an elegantly crafted! The Wakasa Takachijo Black Japanese chopsticks are 9...

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                                            Wakasa Takao Japanese Chopsticks
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                                            These lacquered chopsticks are elegantly crafted! The Wakasa Takao Japanese chopsticks are 9...

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                                              These lacquered chopsticks are elegantly crafted! The Wakasa Takao Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in length with carving that creates vertical striping down the sides. Beautiful colors and hues of reds, gold and orange design. Made in Japan. Each of these Japanese-style chopsticks are very labor intensive and can contain up to 50+ layers of lacquer. Wakasa nuri hashi - made in the Fukui prefecture, located along the coast of the Sea of Japan, since the Edo period. Craftsmen apply multiple...

                                              Wakasa Wakaba Black Japanese Chopsticks
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                                              This chopstick is an elegantly crafted! The Wakasa Wakaba Black Japanese Chopsticks are 9 inches...

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                                                 Wakasa Woodgrain Onyx Chopsticks
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                                                Amazing Wakasa Woodgrain Onyx chopsticks. Following the Wakasa style, these chopsticks are made of...

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                                                  Amazing Wakasa Woodgrain Onyx chopsticks. Following the Wakasa style, these chopsticks are made of black and white lacquer layers representing a wood grain design. A glossy finishing layer is laid throughout the handle, with a textured lacquer on the tip for easy handling of food. Running at 9inches in length, these are handmade in Japan and also dishwasher safe!

                                                  Wakasa Yoshino Black Japanese Chopsticks
                                                  Price: $27.95
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                                                  These black Japanese chopsticks are exquisite! Each chopstick is very labor intensive and can...

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                                                    These black Japanese chopsticks are exquisite! Each chopstick is very labor intensive and can contain up to 50+ layers of lacquer. Wakasa nuri hashi - made in the Fukui prefecture, located along the coast of the Sea of Japan, since the Edo period. Craftsmen apply multiple layers of lacquer to each of the black chopsticks and depending on the style, may also incorporate small pieces of shell or mother of pearl to enhance the design. The final design of these Japanese chopsticks come from how...