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New Wakasa Lacquer Chopsticks

Wakasa lacquerware, the largest producer of chopsticks in Japan, has added 44 new chopstick designs to its lineup!

Out of thousands of designs, our buyers have carefully selected the ones that we can recommend with confidence to you.

We have a wide range of products, from regular size to children’s to men’s with large hands.

It is nice to welcome the beginning of a new year with new chopsticks!

What is Wakasa Lacquer Chopsticks?

Wakasa lacquer chopsticks are traditional lacquered chopsticks from Obama City, Fukui Prefecture, with a history of about 400 years. It currently accounts for more than 80% of the national share of domestically produced lacquered chopsticks.

It is characterized by their unique three-dimensional patterns created by applying layers of colored lacquer made of shells and eggshells. It was sometimes called “jewel lacquering” because of the noble shine of the patterns that represented the ocean floor.

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Ishida “Issou”

Ishida has been making Wakasa-nuri for more than eighty years. Wakasa lacquerware is a traditional craft of Obama, Fukui Prefecture that has been around since the early Edo period.

​​Ishida not only preserves the tradition, but also challenges the best chopsticks by paying attention to the product from every angle such as material, design, and texture. Using their own skilled craftsmanship as a foundation, the company has also developed their own machinery and equipment to produce high-quality, low-cost chopsticks that balance the two polar elements of tradition and innovation, warmth and sharpness. 

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