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.
Shipping, Terms and Conditions
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The bamboo whisker and organic Matcha ordered arrived on time, and very well packaged (thank you for not adding excessive amounts of plastic as other companies!). I have used the products a few times already and I am very happy with them. The whisk creates such a nice, long-lasting foam to my Matcha. Will be very happy to order again.
Beautiful, and compared to other bamboo whisks available on the market, the prongs are much thinner, and you can really see the craftsmanship! Very “supple” and “flexible” to use. It retains its shape beautifully, with a holder or even if you just leave in the clear plastic package. I usually lightly rinse it under cold water and then wipe it down with a paper towel.
Exactly as I had hoped, perfect, just perfect.
If you want a best quality bamboo, crafted as only experience and care can do, this is the one.
I’ve bought whisks at a similar price point and they fell apart after a few uses. This one is artisan quality. I’d rather support artisans than big corporations—if we don’t we won’t have a choice to later. This wise is as beautiful to look at as it is to use.
The bamboo wisk with 80 prongs is fantastic.