We have been making lacquer chopsticks for over 70 years since our founding. We are meeting the needs of the times for safe and reliable products.
A top runner in the traditional craft industry that is unrivaled in terms of novelty and modernity.
HASHIMOTO KOUSAKU SIKKI
Wajima urushi chopsticks are made of Japanese wood with antibacterial properties and natural lacquer. Highly durable and gentle to the touch.
Ishikawa prefecture has a remarkable blend of history, culture and nature. The capital city, Kanazawa, was established as a castle town more than 400 years ago and became a focal point bringing together people, goods and information from across China, Japan and Korea. Today this port city hosts the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, showcasing unique circular architecture and renowned contemporary artists. Kanazawa also features the famous Kenrokuen Garden with its beautiful landscaped gardens offering scenic views spanning every season.
The handicraft traditions across Ishikawa prefecture can be traced to the investment in arts and culture by the ruling Maeda clan in the 16th century. In Wajima, artisans perfected a lacquerware technique using natural wood and lacquer from surrounding forests to create a brilliant and durable finish. And in the city of Kaga, a beautiful style of ceramics originated 350 years ago with the bold use of red, yellow, green, purple and navy colors, often depicting landscapes that cover most of the ceramic surface.