For Hashikura Matsukan by | n meister
For four centuries, the town of Obama in Fukui Prefecture, Japan, has manufactured lacquered chopsticks. Obamaâ€™s lacquered chopsticks have been recognised as the hardest and most beautiful of Japanese lacquer chopsticks since the seventeenth century, when they became known as â€˜Wakasa-nuriâ€™. We designed new chopsticks in collaboration with Hashikura Matsukan, a manufacturer who continue Obamaâ€™s traditional manufacturing techniques today. Chopsticks ordinarily come in pairs, but the rassen chopsticks are a single unit. Theyâ€™re separated into two for eating, then rejoined into one form when not in use. We used the artisansâ€™ hand skills and a multi-axis CNC miller to create these unusual chopsticks.