Lacquered Hinoki Chopsticks Set

A set of high-quality chopsticks made of hinoki wood and coated in urushi.

£35 per item

This set of 5 pairs of chopsticks are made of hinoki wood, a species of cypress native to Japan. Hinoki, Japanese cypress is widely used as building material for houses, as well as furnitures and tools due to its innate antibacterial and insect repelling properties. For added resilience and elegance, these chopsticks are coated with a fine layer of urushi, a sap derived from the Japanese lacquer tree. From furniture to kitchen items such as bowls, cups and plates, urushi is often used as a varnish on household objects providing an extra protective layer that not only protects them but gives them a distinctive aesthetic look.

Not microwave or dishwasher safe.
Dry thoroughly after washing.

Size: L22cm x W1 cm x H1 cm

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The history of lacquering in Japan dates back to the Jōmon period (approx. 14,000—300 BCE); the earliest lacquerware excavated in Japan so far being burial accessories unearthed in the northern island of Hokkaido, dated at around 9,000 years old.

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