These chopsticks are in pursuit of the ultimate ease of holding and fitting into the hands of 99.9% of people.
The shape is hand-scraped to fit a wide variety of hands, and the natural luster of lacquer provides a feeling that you can’t let go of once you use them.
We provide 100% satisfaction to 99.9% of people.
Traditional Wakasa Lacquerware
In the Obama Domain (a Japanese historical feudal domain located in Wakasa Province), a lacquer painter got a hint from Chinese lacquerware, used chopsticks, and expressed a seabed state. In the latter half of the Edo period (1603-1868), as many as 200 kinds of painting methods, such as hakuoshi
(foil stamping), togidashi
(mother‐of‐pearl work), and makie
(lacquer work), were completed.
We have arranged the traditional Wakasa lacquer to suit modern lifestyles and interiors.
Chopsticks made by applying multiple layers of lacquer and then carefully polished have a beautiful finish that can be a work of art.
A nacre gives off a mysterious luster inside the shell. The technique of fitting a plate-shaped material cut out from this part into a lacquered base is called Raden
Embedding shells and drawing a beautiful seabed on chopsticks is a technique that demonstrates the true value of Wakasa’s artisanship.
Please enjoy Raden that suits your modern lifestyle.
These epoch-making chopsticks can be disassembled from the joints and carried around. They are the supreme gems that are carefully finished, one-by-one, by using carefully selected materials and combining the techniques of HYOZAEMON.
Please put them in a dedicated case to be always beside you.
Most commercially available chopsticks compatible with dishwashers are finished with synthetic chemical paint up to the tip of the chopsticks, with consideration of boiling water resistance. With safety first in mind, HYOZAEMON’s dishwasher-compatible chopsticks are finished with additive-free lacquer that does not contain harmful substances, such as environmental hormones.
Non-coercive Correcting Chopsticks―Hashitsukai
The number of people who cannot hold chopsticks correctly is increasing rapidly. Hashitukai is a completely new type of correcting chopsticks we have developed so that anyone can easily and comfortably hold chopsticks. We have prepared four sizes for children and adults.
Children’s Chopsticks and Tableware
Do you want your children to use chopsticks and tableware made from safe, secure, and gentle materials? HYOZAEMON’s chopsticks and tableware are finished with natural materials in response to your desire. Please use them as items to see your children’s growth at the dining table, which is indispensable to your family time.
Special Paulownia Giftbox
Each HYOZAEMON gift set can connote your story in a paulownia box. There are designs in a wide variety that you can choose according to the occasion. Gift sets provided with chopstick rests will be pleasing presents.
Recycled from Broken Bats―Kattobashi!!
The Kattobashi!! Series of chopsticks are made from broken baseball bats. We produce this product series by recycling broken bats that have finished their role after being used in professional baseball teams, non-professional baseball teams, college baseball teams, etc.