Shirotake Chasen, Red String

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Bamboo whisk made shirotake (white bamboo) with red strings. This chasen is recommended for special occasions and celebrations. Its shape is Senke-gata (or “Senke shape”) – the most common shape with straight prongs with curled tips. 

In Japan, red is considered a lucky color, and people use it for many celebrating occasions. One such popular occasion is Kanreki (還暦) which celebrates turning the age of 60 and one wears a red outfit for the celebration. 

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.


Care Instructions:

  • 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
Shirotake Chasen, Red String