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Kyonishiki Wakasa Lacquer Chopsticks and Paulownia Gift Box

Kyonishiki Wakasa Lacquer Chopsticks and Paulownia Gift Box

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Meet 'Kyonishiki'—a pair of exquisite, timeless chopsticks adorned with eggshell, vermilion lacquer, green and gold leaf, and mother-of-pearl inlay. Elegant and glamorous, with a standard thickness.

Crafted by Mr. Masahiro Furui, a seasoned chopstick artisan with 60 years of expertise, this collection, the only one of its kind in Wakasa lacquering, these beautiful chopsticks reflects his dedication to his craft since starting at the age of 15. These stunning chopsticks come presented in a luxurious Paulownia Gift Box.


Size: 23.5cm
Material: Natural wood (Maras)
Coating: Polyester resin coating

Care & Use

  • Handwash only
  • Keep it dry
  • Avoid metal scrubs or abrasive detergents
  • Store safely
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Creating ‘Excitement’ via Chopsticks

Nestled in Fukui Prefecture, Obama City boasts a unique coastal charm along the Japan Sea's sole ria coast. Blessed with abundant local ingredients, this culinary haven has a rich history of supporting imperial court cuisine. The traditional craft of "Wakasa paint" has been cherished for nearly 400 years, originating in the Edo period. 

Inspired by the breathtaking seabed of Wakasa Bay, this craft has evolved from a luxury item for samurai and merchants to exquisitely painted chopsticks known for their durability and beauty. Today, over 70% of Japan's painted chopsticks hail from Obama, making the chopstick industry a cornerstone of the city's identity and economy.

Brand History

Meet Matsukan, the go-to chopstick producer hailing from Obama City, Fukui Prefecture - a prominent hub for lacquered chopstick production rooted in Wakasa lacquerware traditions. Established in 1922 in the heart of Kitashioya, Obama City, they've been perfecting the art of chopstick crafting for over a century.

Capturing the 'excitement' of those who use them. Harvesting 'excitement' from the artisans. Brimming with 'excitement' from their dedicated team. Radiating 'excitement' from their charming town. They don’t just aim to create chopsticks; they endeavor to explore the endless possibilities of this essential element on the Japanese dining table.