Urushi Bamboo Chopsticks, Yamachiku
Details & Precautions
Length: 23.5 cm
Paint: Wipe lacquer
Material: Japanese bamboo
*Please do not use a dishwasher.
These bamboo chopsticks are carefully finished with Fuki Lacquer by skilled artisans. Urushi Bamboo chopsticks are light in weight, and the difference is apparent when compared to urethane-finished chopsticks. The Urushi lacquer finish also imparts a warm touch and a gentle feel on the mouth. Urushi is very durable and resistant to water and oil stains, with proper care, they will last for a very long time.
For half a century, Yamachiku has consistently made products that make the most of the bamboo material. The company exclusively makes chopsticks made from local bamboo harvested in the town of Nankan in Kumamoto prefecture. Loggers hew out the bamboo used for chopsticks from the surrounding mountains, and the company made chopsticks from purely Japanese bamboo.
In Japan, where resources are scarce, bamboo is an essential material from the point of view of effective use of resources and recycling.