Wakasa Japanese Lacquer Chopsticks

Japanese Wakasa chopsticks are perhaps the finest chopsticks in the world. The majority of chopsticks made in Japan are from Obama, Japan, a small town of 32,000 located on shores of Wakasa bay. Craftsmen use natural materials such as shell, pine needles, egg shell, natural lacquers and modern materials 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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Raden Gray Wakasa Chopsticks
Price: $26.00
Availability: Out of Stock
Item #: 51117 -

    The Raden Gray Wakasa Chopsticks have small bits of mother of pearl abalone shell adorn this white and gray lacquered pair. The lacquered layers are carved to reveal a fascinating random pattern of gray lines on white. The chopsticks have a base of Jabon wood (Anthocephalus cadamba), harvested in Indonesia. The handle is coated with Acrylic and the tip in natural Urushi lacquer finish. Medium wood base with the slightest naturally textured tips, are 9-1/8 inches long, and are made in Japan. ...

    Rainbow Sakura Petals Wakasa Japanese Chopsticks
    Price: $12.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Item #: CK5608 -

      Beautiful iridescent rainbow sakura petals decorate these gloss black Wakasa chopsticks. Dishwasher safe. Chopsticks are 9-1/8 inches long with textured tips. Made in Japan.

      Rime Takumi Shell Wakasa Chopsticks
      New Addition
      Price: $80.00
      Availability: In Stock
      Item #: 80827 -

        Two stunning pairs of Rime Takumi Shell Wakasa chopsticks presented exquisitely in a nice lightwood gift box. The chopsticks are filled with glitter and bands of mother of pearl shell. This is a couples set with a longer 9.125 inch blue/green pair and a shorter 8.25 inch purple/red pair of chopsticks. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Papua New Guinea. Textured tips. The box is 10.125 x 2.875 x .75 inches. Hand made in Obama, Japan on the shores of...

        Seiji Kai Iri Red Wakasa Chopsticks
        New Addition
        Price: $60.00
        Availability: In Stock
        Item #: 25117 -

          Stunning, amazing artistry. Incredible Wakasa chopsticks with translucent red lacquer over pearlescent silver. Adorned with gold foil, large pieces of mother of pearl, egg shell and minerals. These are the chopsticks Liberace would have used. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Indonesia. The handle is coated with Acrylic and the tip in natural Urushi lacquer finish. Chopsticks are shorter 8.125 inches long with lightly textured tips. Hand made in...

          Seiji Kai Iri Wakasa Japanese Chopsticks
          Price: $60.00
          Availability: In Stock
          Item #: 25101 -

            Stunning, amazing artistry. Incredible Wakasa chopsticks with translucent blue lacquer over pearlescent white. Adorned with gold foil, large pieces of mother of pearl, egg shell and minerals. These are the chopsticks Liberace would have used. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Indonesia. The handle is coated with Acrylic and the tip in natural Urushi lacquer finish. They are 9.125 inches long with lightly textured tips. Hand made in Obama, Japan on the...

            Seiun Layered Wakasa Chopsticks
            Price: $36.00
            Availability: In Stock
            Item #: 51103 -

              The Seiun Wakasa chopsticks have a multitude of layers of lacquer and resin to make this incredible pattern. Yellow, black, red, green and brown layers make a most unique coloring. Naturally heat and water resistant. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Indonesia. They have an Acrylic protective finish. Chopsticks are 9.125 inches long with lightly textured tips. Hand made in Obama, Japan on the shores of Wakasa Bay.

              Shizuku Wakasa Japanese Chopsticks Black 23.5cm
              Price: $40.00
              Availability: In Stock
              Item #: 37104 -

                The graceful Shizuku Wakasa Japanese Chopsticks have a nice 'leaves' mother of pearl inlay in the sleek gloss black handles. The tips are natural wood. Dishwasher safe for easy care. A nice and tasteful style. These are too long to fit our chopstick boxes but do fit our long chopstick sleeve. The chopsticks have a base of Hard Maple (Acer saccharum), harvested in Canada. The handle is coated with a Urethane protective finish and the tip in natural Urushi lacquer finish. Chopsticks are...

                Shizuku Wakasa Japanese Chopsticks Dark Wood 21.5cm
                New Addition
                Price: $40.00
                Availability: Out of Stock
                Item #: 37109 -

                  The graceful Shizuku Wakasa Japanese Chopsticks have a nice 'leaves' mother of pearl inlay in the beautiful clear red-ish dark wood gloss handles. The tips are natural wood. Dishwasher safe for easy care. A nice and tasteful style. The chopsticks have a base of Hard Maple (Acer saccharum), harvested in Canada. The handle is coated with a Urethane protective finish and the tip in natural Urushi lacquer finish. Chopsticks are 8.5 inches long with lightly textured tips. Hand made in Obama, Japan...

                  Shizuku Wakasa Japanese Chopsticks Red 21.5cm
                  New Addition
                  Price: $40.00
                  Availability: In Stock
                  Item #: 37108 -

                    The graceful Shizuku Wakasa Japanese Chopsticks have a nice 'leaves' mother of pearl inlay in the beautiful clear red gloss handles. The tips are natural wood. Dishwasher safe for easy care. A nice and tasteful style. The chopsticks have a base of Hard Maple (Acer saccharum), harvested in Canada. The handle is coated with a Urethane protective finish and the tip in natural Urushi lacquer finish. Chopsticks are 8.5 inches long with lightly textured tips. Hand made in Obama, Japan on the shores...

                    Shoku Arai Sakura Wakasa Japanese Chopsticks
                    Price: $30.00
                    Availability: In Stock
                    Item #: 25105 -

                      The unique Shoku Arai Sakura Wakasa chopsticks have layers of black, white and brown lacquer and resin, carved away to show ringed ovals and stiping. Adorned with shimmery gold foil sakura (cherry) blossoms. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Indonesia. They have a Polyester Urethane protective finish. 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. ...

                      Star Drops Wakasa Japanese Chopsticks
                      Price: $49.50
                      Availability: In Stock
                      Item #: 37105 -

                        These elegant Wakasa chopsticks have small 'drops' of mother of pearl embedded into the gloss black finish. Perfect for a black tie night on the town or a bowl of ramen at the kitchen table. The chopsticks have a base of Hard Maple (Acer saccharum), harvested in Canada. The handle is coated with a Urethane protective finish and the tip in natural Urushi lacquer finish. Chopsticks are 9.25 inches long with non-gloss, naturally textured square tips. Hand made in Obama, Japan on the shores of...

                        Tenka Akebono Wakasa Chopsticks
                        Price: $24.00
                        Availability: In Stock
                        Item #: 51104 -

                          Elegant chopsticks that embody serenity. The Tenka Akebono Wakasa chopsticks are black and dark red layered showing beautiful streaks of subtle color. There's a Tensoge angled bevel at the handle end. The handles have an almost octagon shape. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Indonesia. They have an Acrylic protective finish. Chopsticks are 9.125 inches long with lightly textured tips. Hand made in Obama, Japan on the shores of Wakasa Bay. ...

                          Tenmarukai Sendan Blue Green Chopsticks
                          Price: $25.00
                          Availability: In Stock
                          Item #: 80131 -

                            The Tenmarukai Sendan Blue Green Chopsticks are darkwood Wakasa chopsticks with shimmering bands of blue, purple and greens with silver sparkling lines, and middle bands of mother of pearl. The tips are lightly textured. The chopsticks have a base of Tinnok wood (Vitex pubescens), harvested in Malaysia. They have a Polyester Urethane protective finish. 9 inches long and made in Japan.

                            Tenmarukai Sendan Orange Red Chopsticks
                            Price: $25.00
                            Availability: In Stock
                            Item #: 80132 -

                              The Tenmarukai Sendan Orange Red Chopsticks are darkwood Wakasa chopsticks with shimmering bands of orange, purple, red and green with gold sparkling lines, and middle bands of mother of pearl. The chopsticks have a base of Tinnok wood (Vitex pubescens), harvested in Malaysia. They have a Polyester Urethane protective finish. The tips are lightly textured. 8.25 inches long and made in Japan.

                              Turtle Carved Wood Japanese Wakasa Chopsticks
                              Price: $36.00
                              Availability: In Stock
                              Item #: 37236 -

                                The Turtle Carved Wood Wakasa Chopsticks are fine medium wood chopsticks with concave carved edges painted dark green. This style of carving is called Turtle Shell Carving, emulating a turtle shell and fits the hand naturally. The chopsticks have a base of Sapote (Sapotaceae), harvested in Indonesia. They have a natural Urushi lacquer finish. 9.25 inches long with square tips, finished with a clear lacquer. Made in Japan. Packaged in a clear plastic packet.

                                Wakasa Frost Blue Sakura Chopsticks
                                Price: $24.00
                                Availability: Out of Stock
                                Item #: 51101 -

                                  Gorgeous sparkling blue frost Wakasa chopsticks with mother of pearl inlay. Stunningly beautiful chopsticks. Natural dark wood base with textured tips. They have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Indonesia. They have a Polyester protective finish. These dishwasher safe chopsticks are 9 inches long and lovingly hand made in Japan.

                                  Wakasa Frost Pink Sakura Chopsticks
                                  Price: $24.00
                                  Availability: In Stock
                                  Item #: 51108 -

                                    Gorgeous sparkling pink frost Wakasa chopsticks with mother of pearl inlay. Stunningly beautiful chopsticks. Natural dark wood base with textured tips. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Indonesia. They have a Polyester protective finish. These dishwasher safe chopsticks are 8.25 inches long and lovingly hand made in Japan.

                                    Wakasa Hisho Chopsticks Black 23cm
                                    Price: $15.00
                                    Availability: In Stock
                                    Item #: 46274 -

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

                                      Wakasa Hisho Chopsticks Red 21cm
                                      New Addition
                                      Price: $15.00
                                      Availability: In Stock
                                      Item #: 46275 -

                                        A dark wood chopstick with a sleek red handle. The textured tip allows for easy handling of food. Adorned with a rectangular reflective foil on both sides. These chopsticks are 8.25 inches in length. Made in Japan.

                                        Wakasa Kai Black Japanese Chopsticks
                                        Price: $32.00
                                        Availability: In Stock
                                        Item #: 25102 -

                                          The Wakasa Kai Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in length with beautiful designs in golds and greens on black accented by mother of pearl and eggshell. The designs are in the top 3 inches of the handle end of the lacquered chopstick and the tips are textured. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Indonesia. They have a Polyester protective finish. Made in Japan.

                                          Wakasa Kai Chirashi Black Japanese Chopsticks
                                          Price: $25.95
                                          Availability: In Stock
                                          Item #: 80109 -

                                            Elegantly crafted, one of our favorites! The Wakasa Kai Chirashi Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in length with intricate designs of glittery gold background accented with mother of pearl on black. The design is in the top 4 inches of the handle end. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Brazil. They have a Acrylic protective finish. Made in Japan. See this on YouTube

                                            Wakasa Kifune Black Japanese Chopsticks
                                            Price: $27.00
                                            Availability: In Stock
                                            Item #: 80129 -

                                              Gorgeous Wakasa traditional layered lacquered chopsticks. Black with layers of deep orange and tan. Every pair is hand made. Chopsticks are 9 inches long. Made in Japan.

                                              Wakasa Kuzuryu Black Japanese Chopsticks
                                              Price: $48.00
                                              Availability: In Stock
                                              Item #: 25103 -

                                                These black chopsticks are exquisite! The Wakasa Kuzuryu Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in length with beautiful designs in golds, reds and greens accented by mother of pearl and eggshell on black. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Indonesia. The handle is coated with Acrylic and the tip in natural Urushi lacquer finish. Textured tips for easy handling. Made in Japan.

                                                Wakasa Mame Tsuishu Black Japanese Chopsticks
                                                Price: $27.00
                                                Availability: In Stock
                                                Item #: 25208 -

                                                  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. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Indonesia. They have a Polyester Urethane protective...

                                                   Wakasa Mingei Tsuishu Chopsticks
                                                  Price: $28.00
                                                  Availability: In Stock
                                                  Item #: CK5739 -

                                                    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
                                                    Price: $27.00
                                                    Availability: In Stock
                                                    Item #: 25130 -

                                                      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
                                                      Price: $27.00
                                                      Availability: In Stock
                                                      Item #: 25143 -

                                                        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: $22.00
                                                        Availability: In Stock
                                                        Item #: 51131 -

                                                          The Peacock Zome Japanese Wakasa chopsticks have fine streaks of teal, silver, gold and maroon (colors of the peacock!) over beautiful black chopstick bodies. The chopsticks have a base of Jabon wood (Anthocephalus cadamba), harvested in Indonesia. They have a Polyester protective finish. They are 9-1/8 inches in length, are dishwasher safe, and have textured square tips. Made in Japan.

                                                          Wakasa Sakin Black Japanese Chopsticks
                                                          Price: $10.00
                                                          Availability: In Stock
                                                          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 Shinonome Japanese Chopsticks
                                                            Price: $30.00
                                                            Availability: In Stock
                                                            Item #: 80103 -

                                                              Dishwasher safe! Each Shinonome Wakasa chopstick is a nicely paired black lacquer with mother of pearl combined with medium lightly lacquered wood chopsticks. The handle end is carved to a blunt point. The chopsticks have a base of Tinnok wood (Vitex pubescens), harvested in Malaysia. They have a Polyester Urethane protective finish. Chopsticks are 9 inches in length. Black lacquer chopsticks made in Japan.

                                                              Wakasa Shinryoku Green Japanese Chopsticks
                                                              Price: $22.00
                                                              Availability: In Stock
                                                              Item #: 25104 -

                                                                Striking greens on black Wakasa chopsticks design! Wakasa Shinryoku chopsticks are very labor intensive and can contain up to 50+ layers of lacquer. 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 from how the lacquer...

                                                                Wakasa Taikan Japanese Chopsticks
                                                                Price: $30.00
                                                                Availability: In Stock
                                                                Item #: 80122 -

                                                                  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: $22.00
                                                                  Availability: In Stock
                                                                  Item #: 25221 -

                                                                    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. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Indonesia. They have an Acrylic Urethane protective finish. 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...

                                                                    Wakasa Takao Japanese Chopsticks
                                                                    Price: $33.00
                                                                    Availability: In Stock
                                                                    Item #: 80116 -

                                                                      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
                                                                      Price: $30.00
                                                                      Availability: In Stock
                                                                      Item #: 80124 -

                                                                        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...

                                                                        Yu-Gure Hand Painted Japanese Chopsticks
                                                                        Price: $10.00
                                                                        Availability: In Stock
                                                                        Item #: CK5197 -

                                                                          Shimmering bands of hand painted color decorate these satin black chopsticks. Bands are red, burgundy, gold and silver. Chopsticks are 9-1/8 inches long with textured tips. Made in Japan.