Hand-Selected Chopsticks From Around the World

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 chopsticks in Obama. Today there are only about 10 master craftsmen left as many young adults do not want to carry on their fathers' work.

If you'd like to learn more check out our articles on Japanese Chopstick Craft | All About Wakasa Chopsticks and All About Obama Chopsticks | Obama, Japan.

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Handmade Real Lacquer Traditional Wakasa Japanese Chopsticks
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    These are some of the most highly handcrafted Japanese chopsticks. We have not been able to get these handmade lacquered Wakasa chopsticks in the US for several years but for a short while here they are again. About 20 layers of real lacquer made from the Sumac tree (not modern petroleum lacquer) are used. Each layer is applied and then almost sanded bare to make a fine finish. Then the next layer and so forth until the exquisite finish is achieved. This process takes about 2 months. A rare...

    Wakasa Daikan Japanese Chopsticks
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    Item #: CK5701 -

      This chopstick is an elegantly crafted! 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 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 chopsticks comes from how the lacquer coatings are carved...

      Wakasa Gan-Maru Okigai Hand Lacquered Chopsticks
      Price: $41.25
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      Item #: CK1789 -

        The Wakasa Gan-Maru Okigai Hand Lacquered Chopsticks are one of the best chopsticks made today. Sleek black handled chopsticks with inlaid mother-of-pearl shell squares on dark natural wood base. These hand-made chopsticks are produced in small batches using the finest materials and workmanship. The tips are naturally textured. At almost 9-3/8 inches long these will NOT fit standard length chopstick webbing sleeves. They will fit some of our finer hand-made sleeves, all of our boxes and our...

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        Price: $18.75
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        Item #: CK5706 -

          Beautifully crafted! 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 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 chopsticks comes from how the lacquer coatings are carved in order to expose...

          Wakasa Kai Chirashi Black Japanese Chopsticks
          Price: $25.95
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          Item #: CK5710 -

            Elegantly crafted, one of our favorites! 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 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 chopsticks comes from how the lacquer coatings are carved...

            Wakasa Kai Sen Black Japanese Chopsticks
            Price: $22.50
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            Item #: CK5724 -

              These 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 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 chopsticks comes from how the lacquer coatings are carved in order...

              Wakasa Mame Tsuishu Black Japanese Chopsticks
              Price: $29.95
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              Item #: CK5736 -

                This chopstick is an elegantly crafted! Look carefully in the photo to see the deep red scallops and stripes in the black lacquer finish. The Wakasa Mame Tsuishu Black Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in length with carving that creates deep red scallops on 2 sides and vertical striping down the other 2 sides. Beautiful black and deep red form a striking design. Made in Japan. Each chopstick is very labor intensive and can contain up to 50+ layers of lacquer. Wakasa nuri hashi - made in the...

                Wakasa Nasu Black Japanese Chopsticks
                Price: $21.95
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                Item #: CK5703 -

                  This chopstick is beautifully chic! 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 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 chopsticks comes from how the lacquer coatings are carved in...

                  Wakasa Nasu Red Japanese Chopsticks
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                  Item #: CK5704 -

                    This chopstick is beautifully chic! 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 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 chopsticks comes from how the lacquer coatings are carved in...

                    Wakasa Peacock Zome Japanese Chopsticks
                    Price: $27.50
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                    Item #: CK5725 -

                      Swirls of teal, silver, gold and maroon (colors of the peacock!) surround these beautiful black chopsticks with embedded flecks of mother of pearl. 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 chopstick and depending on the style, may also incorporate small pieces of shell or mother of...

                      Wakasa Ren Fune Japanese Chopsticks
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                      Item #: CK5700 -

                        This chopstick is an artistic sensation! 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 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 chopsticks comes from how the lacquer coatings are carved...

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                        Item #: CK5707 -

                          These chopsticks are a work of art! 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 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 chopsticks comes from how the lacquer coatings are carved in...

                          Wakasa Sakin Black Japanese Chopsticks
                          Price: $10.00
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                          Item #: CK5708 -

                            Add these sparkly gold chopsticks to your collection! 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 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 chopsticks comes from how the lacquer...

                            Wakasa Sasame Yuki Black Japanese Chopsticks
                            Price: $10.00
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                            Item #: CK5709 -

                              Beautifully crafted! 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 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 chopsticks comes from how the lacquer coatings are carved in order to expose...

                              Wakasa Sazare Ishi Japanese Chopsticks
                              Price: $27.50
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                              Item #: CK5719 -

                                Deep tan, red and white layers of lacquer with mother of pearl centers on black gloss lacquered chopsticks. 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 chopstick and depending on the style, may also incorporate small pieces of shell or mother of pearl to enhance the design. The final...

                                Wakasa Shinonome Japanese Chopsticks
                                Price: $30.00
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                                  Dishwasher safe! Each Shinonome Wakasa 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 chopstick and depending on the style, may also incorporate small pieces of shell or mother of pearl to enhance the design. Nicely paired black lacquer with mother of pearl combined with medium lightly lacquered...

                                  Wakasa Shinryoku Green Japanese Chopsticks
                                  Price: $18.75
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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
                                    Price: $29.95
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                                    Item #: CK5733 -

                                      This chopstick is an elegantly crafted! The Wakasa Taikan Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in length with carving that creates indented scallops on 2 sides and creates vertical striping down the other 2 sides. Beautiful colors and hues of reds, gold and orange design. Made in Japan. 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...

                                      Wakasa Takachijo Black Japanese Chopsticks
                                      Price: $26.95
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                                      Item #: CK5737 -

                                        This chopstick is an elegantly crafted! The Wakasa Takachijo Black Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in length with carving that creates vertical striping down the sides. Beautiful colors of black, red and tan design. 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 chopstick and depending on...

                                        Wakasa Takao Japanese Chopsticks
                                        Price: $29.95
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                                        Item #: CK5732 -

                                          This chopstick is an 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 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 chopstick...

                                          Wakasa Uchu-no-Shizuku Hand Lacquered Chopsticks
                                          Price: $37.50
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                                          Item #: CK1788 -

                                            The Wakasa Uchu-no-Shizuku Hand Lacquered Chopsticks are one of the best chopsticks made today. Sleek black chopsticks with inlaid mother-of-pearl shell strips. These hand-made chopsticks are produced in small batches using the finest materials and workmanship. The tips are squared and rough cut. At almost 9-3/8 inches long these will NOT fit standard length chopstick webbing sleeves. They will fit some of our finer hand-made sleeves, all of our boxes and our extra-long webbing sleeve. Made in...

                                            Wakasa Wakaba Black Japanese Chopsticks
                                            Price: $29.95
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                                            Item #: CK5734 -

                                              This chopstick is an elegantly crafted! The Wakasa Wakaba Black Japanese Chopsticks are 9 inches in length with carving that creates scallops on 2 sides and vertical striping down the other 2 sides. Beautiful black with green and tan scallops and stripes design. Made in Japan. 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...

                                              Wakasa Yoshino Black Japanese Chopsticks
                                              Price: $27.95
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                                              Item #: CK5705 -

                                                These 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 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 chopsticks comes from how the lacquer coatings are carved in order...