Susudake is bamboo that is taken from old straw-thatched house ceilings where it has changed to an auburn color by absorbing the smoke of the ‘irori’ hearth over many decades or even centuries. This natural golden-brown color makes it a very admirable and desired item.
Takayama Ikoma Nara Japan - Size: H 180 mm - Weight: 36 g (1.27 oz) - in wooden box - Shipping Weight: 100 g (3.53 oz)
|Nakata Kizo, whisk maker and bamboo craftsman|
Nakata Kizo was born 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 at an apprentice public service.
After 6 years of study, he continued to learn various remaining techniques before becoming independent at the age of 25.
In 1975 he founded the Nakata Kizo cooperation.
Presently about half of Japan's whisks are produced by his company.
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About your chashaku
A bamboo scoop is a very delicate maccha tea utensil. Please do not use it with force or bend it unduly since it might break. Always keep it clean and dry. Please replace it if you detect any traces of mold on it.