Susudake Chashaku

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Bamboo scoop made from centuries-old susudake (smoked bamboo). The chashaku is traditionally used to measure matcha for serving and is an integral part of the Japanese tea ceremony. One moderate scoop of matcha is roughly 1/2 of a gram. Generally, two scoops are used for one serving (1g) of the ceremony. 

Smoked bamboo was produced in 100-200 year-old traditional thatched-roof houses in Japan and completely smoked and dried for centuries. It is extremely rare, and large diameter bamboos (which cannot be used for traditional chasen) are mainly used for chashaku. Also, smoked stains are considered as beauty marks of a chashaku and enjoyed by tea masters.

Unlike chasen, there is no designation for chashaku by different schools. It is usually chosen by preference of the tea master. 

Please note that each item is exquisitely hand-crafted and unique so the shipped pieces may not exactly match the photo. This item comes in a Japanese paper box.

Read more about Takayama bamboo ware.


Care Instructions:

  • Never get the chashaku wet (may result in matcha getting soaked into the pores of the bamboo, and it will never come out)
  • Wipe with a dry cloth after use
Susudake Chashaku

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