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 recognized 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 recognized 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.