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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 Tenmaru Zhu Wakasa Japanese Chopsticks
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The Tenmaru Zhu Wakasa Chopsticks are the most subtly decorated chopsticks. Initially they appear...

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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...

 Tenmarukai Sendan Blue Green Chopsticks
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The Tenmarukai Sendan Blue Green Chopsticks are darkwood Wakasa chopsticks with shimmering bands...

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    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. 9 inches long and made in Japan.

     Tenmarukai Sendan Orange Yellow Chopsticks
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    The Tenmarukai Sendan Orange Red Chopsticks are darkwood Wakasa chopsticks with shimmering bands...

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      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 tips are lightly textured. 8.25 inches long and made in Japan.

       Turtle Carved Wood Japanese Wakasa Chopsticks
      Price: $36.00

      The Turtle Carved Wood Wakasa Chopsticks are fine medium wood chopsticks with concave carved edges...

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        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. 9.25 inches long with square tips, finished with a clear lacquer. Made in Japan. Packaged in a clear plastic packet.

         Wakasa Daikan Japanese Chopsticks
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        The Wakasa Daikan Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in length with carving that creates indented...

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          The Wakasa Daikan 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 of black, red, gold and orange design. Made in Japan. 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....

          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. These dishwasher safe chopsticks are 9 inches long and lovingly hand made in Japan.

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

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              Gorgeous sparkling pink frost Wakasa chopsticks with mother of pearl inlay. Stunningly beautiful chopsticks. Natural dark wood base with textured tips. These dishwasher safe chopsticks are 8.25 inches long and lovingly hand made in Japan.

               Wakasa Hisho Mother of Pearl Chopsticks
              Price: $19.00

              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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                The Wakasa Kai Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in length with beautiful designs in golds and...

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                  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. Made in Japan. 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,...

                   Wakasa Kai Chirashi Black Japanese Chopsticks
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                  Elegantly crafted, one of our favorites! Each chopstick is very labor intensive and can contain up...

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                    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 Kifune Black Japanese Chopsticks
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                    Gorgeous Wakasa traditional layered lacquered chopsticks. Black with layers of deep orange and...

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                      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
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                      These black chopsticks are exquisite! The Wakasa Kuzuryu Japanese chopsticks are 9 inches in...

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                        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. Textured tips for easy handling. 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...

                        Wakasa Mame Tsuishu Black Japanese Chopsticks
                        Price: $27.00
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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
                          Price: $28.00

                          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
                            Price: $27.00
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                            This chopstick is beautifully chic! Each chopstick is very labor intensive and can contain up to...

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                              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

                              This chopstick is beautifully chic! Each chopstick is very labor intensive and can contain up to...

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                                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
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                                The Peacock Zome Japanese Wakasa chopsticks have fine streaks of teal, silver, gold and maroon...

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

                                  Wakasa Ren Fune Japanese Chopsticks
                                  Price: $30.00

                                  This chopstick is an artistic sensation! Each chopstick is very labor intensive and can contain up...

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                                    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...

                                    Wakasa Sakin Black Japanese Chopsticks
                                    Price: $10.00

                                    Add these sparkly gold chopsticks to your collection! Each chopstick is very labor intensive and...

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                                      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 Sazare Ishi Japanese Chopsticks
                                      Price: $28.00
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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
                                        Price: $30.00
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                                        Dishwasher safe! Each Shinonome Wakasa chopstick is a nicely paired black lacquer with mother of...

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                                          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. Chopsticks are 9 inches in length. Black lacquer chopsticks made in Japan.

                                          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
                                            Price: $30.00

                                            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
                                              Price: $22.00

                                              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
                                                Price: $33.00

                                                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
                                                  Price: $30.00

                                                  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...

                                                    Yu-Gure Hand Painted Japanese Chopsticks
                                                    Price: $10.00

                                                    Shimmering bands of hand painted color decorate these satin black chopsticks. Bands are red,...

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                                                      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.