Formal bamboo whisk made from shirotake (white bamboo) for the Enshu school (遠州流). The prongs are straight in the middle with a slight curve toward the tip, and each prong is shaved large and thick. This chasen is made from slightly larger bamboo, and the prongs number roughly 54. The biggest difference between this style of chasen and others is that the end of strings are hidden inside of the bamboo. It represents Enshu’s “Kirei Sabi (or Elegant Simplicity)” philosophy.
This chasen is crafted by Komakichi Kubo and his family. 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 an original paper box from Komakichi.
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Recommended: Before every use, please soak the prongs in warm water for 5 minutes to soften the tips.
- Hand wash only
- Wash off matcha completely after use
- Dry completely after use to prevent mold
- Avoid direct sunlight and dry conditions to prevent cracking