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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These are some of the most highly handcrafted Japanese chopsticks. We have not been able to get...

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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...

 Kai-Koji Wakasa Chopsticks
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The Kai-Koji Wakasa chopsticks have bands of thick encrusted mother of pearl over a gloss black...

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The Kai-Koji Wakasa chopsticks have bands of thick encrusted mother of pearl over a gloss black finish. These graceful, elegant Japanese chopsticks are 9-1/8 inches long and have textured tips. Handmade in Japan.

 Kegon Wakasa Chopsticks
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These Wakasa chopsticks have an exquisite, subtle design of layered black and copper lacquers. The...

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These Wakasa chopsticks have an exquisite, subtle design of layered black and copper lacquers. The chopsticks are gently carved away to show the variations in the thin lacquer layers. Two faces have some circular patterns while the opposing two sides have subtle striping. Very elegant. 8-7/8 inches long. The chopsticks have a mostly square shape with round, smooth tips. Made in Japan.

 Madara Nishiki Wakasa Chopsticks
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Amazing Wakasa chopsticks with an unusual carved pattern exposing multi-colored layers of lacquer....

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Amazing Wakasa chopsticks with an unusual carved pattern exposing multi-colored layers of lacquer. Under the gloss black outer surface, the Madara Nishiki Wakasa chopsticks have layers of red, orange, yellow and gray, exposed through wavy interlocking grooves. These Japanese chopsticks have round handles and smooth tips. 9 inches long. Handcrafted in Japan.

 Nami Makura Wakasa Chopsticks
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The Nami Makura Wakasa chopsticks are elegantly carved with small scallops down the handle and a...

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The Nami Makura Wakasa chopsticks are elegantly carved with small scallops down the handle and a tensoge bevel at the end. A classic shibui chopstick handmade, carved and lacquered, with every pair slightly unique. 9-1/8 inches long. Smooth tips. Made in Japan.

 Nokutan Wakasa Chopsticks
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The Nokutan Wakasa Chopsticks are an unusual take on Wakasa craftsmanship. Five gloss hues of...

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The Nokutan Wakasa Chopsticks are an unusual take on Wakasa craftsmanship. Five gloss hues of slightly iridescent earth tones overlay a satin rust color chopstick. A graceful, understated elegant design. These handmade Japanese chopsticks are 9-1/8 inches long with textured tips. Made in Japan.

 Shien Wakasa Chopsticks
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The Shien Wakasa Chopsticks are a modern interpretation of Wakasa craftsmanship. Beautiful deep...

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The Shien Wakasa Chopsticks are a modern interpretation of Wakasa craftsmanship. Beautiful deep sparkling blue ripples with mother of pearl accesnts, replicate the view of the ocean waters. Gloss black handles with clear matte finished, slightly textured tips. Very handsome Japanese chopsticks. 9-1/8 inches long. Made in Japan.

Wakasa Blue Frost Sakura Chopsticks
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Gorgeous sparkling blue frost Wakasa chopsticks with mother of pearl inlay. Stunningly beautiful...

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Gorgeous sparkling blue frost Wakasa chopsticks with mother of pearl inlay. Stunningly beautiful chopsticks. Natural dark wood base with textured tips. 9 inches long and lovingly hand made in Japan.

Wakasa Blue Kagayaki Chopsticks
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Amazing black Wakasa chopsticks with a blue kagayaki design. Kagayaki means light, sparkle,...

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Amazing black Wakasa chopsticks with a blue kagayaki design. Kagayaki means light, sparkle, radiance in Japanese. Reminds us of shimmering water. Chopsticks have a gently scalloped surface, textured tips, are 9 inches long and made in Japan. Packaged in a nice clear gift box.

Wakasa Daikan Japanese Chopsticks
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These Japanese chopsticks are elegantly crafted! Each chopstick is very labor intensive and can...

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These Japanese chopsticks are 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 of these Japanese 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 comes...

 Wakasa Hisho Mother of Pearl Chopsticks
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A dark wood chopstick with a sleek black handle. The textured tip allows for easy handling of...

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A dark wood chopstick with a sleek black handle. The textured tip allows for easy handling of food. Adorned with a rectangular blue mother of pearl on both sides. These chopsticks are 9 inches in length. Made in Japan

Wakasa Kai Black Japanese Chopsticks
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Beautifully crafted! Each Japanese-style black chopstick is very labor intensive and can contain...

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Beautifully crafted! Each Japanese-style black 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 Mame Tsuishu Black Japanese Chopsticks
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This chopstick is an elegantly crafted! Look carefully in the photo to see the deep red scallops...

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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 Mingei Tsuishu Chopsticks
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Gloss black Wakasa Japanese chopsticks with swirls of deep red. The deep red design follows the...

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Gloss black Wakasa Japanese chopsticks with swirls of deep red. The deep red design follows the Mingei movement; A folk craftstyle founded by Yanagi Sōetsu, where the beauty of art is found in ordinary life. The Wakasa Mingei Tsuishu chopsticks are 9 inches in length with textured tips for easy handling. Handmade in Japan.

Wakasa Nasu Black Japanese Chopsticks
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Wakasa Nasu Red Japanese Chopsticks
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Wakasa Ren Fune Japanese Chopsticks
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This chopstick is an artistic sensation! Each chopstick is very labor intensive and can contain up...

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Wakasa Saga Nishiki Japanese Chopsticks
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These Japanese chopsticks are a work of art! Each set of Japanese chopsticks is very labor...

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Wakasa Sakin Black Japanese Chopsticks
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Add these sparkly gold chopsticks to your collection! Each chopstick is very labor intensive and...

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Wakasa Sasame Yuki Black Japanese Chopsticks
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Beautifully crafted! Each of these black Japanese-style chopsticks are very labor intensive and...

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

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

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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
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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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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 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
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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...