Susudake Chashaku (Takayama, Ikoma, Nara Japan):
Susudake is bamboo that is taken from old, straw-thatched house ceilings where it has changed to an auburn colour by absorbing smoke from the irori (sunken-hearth) for decades, sometimes even centuries. Its natural golden-brown colour makes it a very admirable and desired item.
Net weight: 36g(1.27 oz)
Shipping weight: 100g
|Nakata Kizo, whisk maker and bamboo craftsman
Kizo Nakata was born in 1940 in Takayama, Ikoma, Nara Prefecture.
Though he was the son of a rice farmer, at the age of 14, he was sent to acquire skillful hands by learning to make whisks as an apprentice. After 6 years of study, he continued to learn various techniques before becoming independent at the age of 25.
In 1975, he founded the Kizo Nakata company, which presently produces about half of Japan’s whisks.
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Points of attention (please read before ordering)
|Please note that we order Matcha tools from various suppliers and will ship them as soon as they have been delivered to us.|
|Please do not use a dishwasher, microwave oven, or electric oven.|
|About your chashaku:
|A bamboo scoop is a very delicate Matcha tea utensil.
Please do not use it with force or bend it unduly, as it might break. Always keep it clean and dry.
Please replace it if you detect any traces of mold.