Kai-zogan, or Raden shell-inlaid technique is a way of decoration that shell is cut into small pieces and it creates motif by being inlaid on woods, metals or other materials. It is an old technique that has been developed since Nara era in 7th century. Yume-kobo adapts this technique on smaller items such as these chopsticks with their high skill. Nacre of pearl is finely cut into tiny pieces and they are carefully inlaid by hand to perfectly fit into the space of 9 mm cut on the chopsticks. This incredible fine work is done by 20 women in a small studio in Iwate prefecture. We have a great respect for their dedicated work to bring the fine artwork into everyday life.
It is a set of chopsticks and the box. Since the box is formed from a solid plank of wood, there is no joints and each box is delicately polished by hand. The material of the box is walnut and it has a natural sheer and gives a rustic impression. It comes with the ebony chopsticks. Choice of 2 patterns - Sakura Maple box x Sakura chopsticks or Bunny box x Bunny chopsticks.
Avoid dishwasher and do not soak in water for a long time. It is made of natural wood with no coloring, therefore there might be subtle varieties from the photos.
Made in: Iwate
Weight: 80.00 g (2.82 oz)
Materials: Walnut Wood,Ebony Wood,Abalone Shell