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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Beautifully crafted

Superb chasen. Love it!!!

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M.M.
Amazing

I've been to Japan where I was taught how to make matcha properly. These products make me feel like I'm back making tea authentically, and I love it!

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Wish there were care instructions...

I love the whisk, it does the job well. My only critic is that I would have liked to have some cleaning and care instructions because my whisk now has an unsightly crack which I assume is from hot water when I rinsed it after use.

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Not your Typical Whisk

First, I would like to give respect and praise for the craftsmanship and time to make the chasen. I’m in love how light weight, durable and how it makes that frothy topped matcha. I will take good care of this item forever and in every use. It’s more than money’s worth spent but the art of well prepared tea. Thank you and I will recommend to my fellow Otaku.

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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..