This is a new model of the Wagashi Needle Chopsticks as supervised by Junichi Mitsubori of the ICHIKA school, the inventor of the needle cutting technique in wagashi making.
Original needle chopsticks were crafted very expensively. With most manufacturing processes done outside of Japan, this new product is now at a more affordable price. It even comes with a plastic storage case!
The hard tip needle is made in Japan.
The handle is made of sandlewood, a hard wood that is also used in the Homa fire ritual. Although inexpensive, these needle chopsticks are nonetheless handcrafted one by one with great care for the materials used.
Size (approx.): Length 200-205mm
Since natural wood is the material used, there may be scratches, dents, or discolouration depending on the position of the wood knots. Using of detergent with hard water also may deteriorate the material faster. We do not accept exchanges or returns on this product.
Wagashi -- traditional Japanese sweets -- capture seasonality and imagery of nature in their aesthetics. They are served before the bowl of matcha that concludes even the most elaborate kaiseki meal. The specialty wagashi tools Gusta sources are from reputable makers. They exhibit the craftsmanship that is respected also in wagashi making.
At Gusta Supplies, we endeavour to secure hard-to-source ingredients and tools so the community here can enjoy a tasteful selection. We are particular about the origin of these products in respect to its cultural and technological significance. We want you to use only the best we can afford to provide.
Inventory Last Updated: Dec 10, 2023