Japanese Nara Takayama Chasen Bamboo Whisk 80 Prongs

JAPANESE BAMBOO MATCHA GREEN TEA WHISK (NARA TAKAYAMA CHASEN)

  • Authentic Japanese Bamboo Matcha Whisk
  • Cold snowy winters in the region produce the best quality bamboo in Japan
  • 80 Prong General Use
  • Nara Takayama Kitemark
  • Limited supply (we order 10 whisks every two months)
  • Made by 3rd generation master craftsman Inoue Wakasa
About Wakasa Inoue

Wakasa Inoue has been officially recognised as a master craftsman for traditional arts by the Japanese government. He was an apprentice under the strict tutelage of his father for 3 years before he was considered ready enough to produce whisks ready to be sold. He took on the traditional artisan name from his father in his thirties and became the 3rd generation master whisk-maker in his family. He spends a lot of his time now training the future generation of whisk-makers and documenting the history and styles of whisks for the national archive.  His work can be found in the prestigious Takashimya department store in Tokyo and is recognised even among his peers for its high quality.  

You can tell the difference!

All whisks may look the same to an untrained eye but a Matcha drink made with a Nara Takayama Chasen made by a master craftsman will be completely different. Apart from the exceptional workmanship, the locally sourced bamboo is of exceptional quality due to the harsh snowy winters that make the bamboo harder than that found in other areas of Japan.

SEE HOW THIS WHISK IS MADE

Customer Reviews

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M.S.
Genuine & Authentic Craftsmanship

Genuine & Authentic Craftsmanship.
Purchased top 2 best seller Bamboo Chasen from Amazon, No comparison whatsoever to the quality and authenticity of the Chasen I purchased from Ocha.
I sincerely admire my Chasen, it's a delicate piece of art..

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A.C.
Nara Chasen by Wakasa Inoue

The Nara Chasen is beautifully crafted, handle feels smooth, the weight is perfect and comfortable to use, the 80 prongs each separated by black thread are curved elegantly, and awaiting the moment of use in preparing wonderful foam and blending the matcha. As you prepare the Chasen for making the matcha, the artistry of the master craftsman is captivating. I’m grateful Wakasa Inoue has shared his artistry in making the Chasen.

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M.B.
Ein Tee für mein persönliches Kirschblütenfest

Ich bin begeistert über die Qualität der einzelnen Sorten. Ich werde weitere Sorten probieren um meine persönlichen Favoriten zu finden.

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R.J.F.
Lovely quality

This whisk is very smooth and well made, with no rough edges or 'bits' falling off into your tea. And after a few weeks of daily use it hasn't lost its shape or efficiency at all. It only takes a matter of seconds to whisk up a bowl of matcha, perfect and lump-free every time (I make mine with oat milk, heated on the stove). After use I just give the whisk a quick rinse under the tap and let it air dry – no hassle at all and ready for its next use. Highly recommended, and Ocha & Co.'s service is second to none.

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J.D.
Beautiful

I thought I might take up the habit of whisk-making until I watched the video of the craftsman making this whisks. It's beautiful and works very well. Novice matcha drinkers: it's worth purchasing a proper whisk like this!