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Handmade Kaya wood Craft "Hon Kaya Chopsticks"

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This is Handmade Kaya wood Craft "Hon Kaya Chopsticks".

"Lightweight and easy to use "Kaya" wood chopsticks. "
Beautifully handcrafted Kaya wood chopsticks with a beautiful wood surface.

To take advantage of the solid texture of natural wood, it is not coated with thick paint, but finished with natural beeswax, which is safe and secure even if put in the mouth.
It is resistant to water and dries quickly, so it does not darken easily and lasts for a long time. The wood feels light and smooth to the touch, making it comfortable to use.
The Kaya wood has a life span of up to 1000 years, making these chopsticks a great gift for parents and loved ones.

"Smooth, beautiful, fine-grained bark."
One of the most attractive features of Kaya trees is their beautiful bark.
The grain of the wood is tight and compact due to the slow growth of the Kaya patterns.
The grain is tight and compact, and the wood is very smooth to the touch and durable.
The wood is also moderately soft and gentle to the touch.

"Available in two sizes."
Choose from two sizes: large or small.
Please refer to the image for detailed size information.

Each chopstick is handmade by craftsmen.
These chopsticks are square, but the tips are rounded off to make them more pleasant to the palate.
The corners are slightly rounded and chamfered so that the chopsticks fit comfortably in the hand.
Although the chopsticks are slightly thicker to make them easier to hold, people are often surprised at how light they are.
Since each piece is handmade by craftsmen, there may be slight differences in shape and thickness. Please understand this beforehand.

"Natural beeswax finish for water and stain resistance."
Kaya is a water-resistant material that was used for ships and bath tubs in the olden days.
Beeswax is refined from the wax that makes up the hive of the honeybee, and is used in cosmetics such as creams, lipsticks, and medicines because of its excellent water resistance, durability, and smooth properties.

*The product image is a sample.
*The wood color, grain, etc. may vary from one piece to another due to the use of natural materials. Please understand.
*We have tried to avoid any fuschis or scratches, but please note that there may be small leaf knots that are not a problem for use.
*Please understand that there may be small leaf knots that are not a problem for use.

Kaya wood is not well-known to the general public, but its unique aroma, beautiful grain, and glossy light yellow color make it an excellent material for Go boards and Shogi boards, and it has long been prized by Go and Shogi enthusiasts as a top quality product.
It is also suitable for products in the kitchen area because of its resistance to water and moisture, which is why it was used as a material for ships in the past, and because of its natural bactericidal properties.
The wood is extremely durable, and there is an old saying that goes, "Maki ten thousand years, Kaya unlimited".
The wood will become more and more beautiful as it ages, and the more you use it, the more you will love it.

It is best known as the highest quality Go board and Shogi board, with some of the most expensive ones costing several million to over 10 million yen per side.
Kaya trees grow extremely slowly, requiring 3-4 years to reach 30 cm in length and more than 300 years to reach a diameter of 1.1 m, which is suitable for making a Go board.

"Beautiful, fine-grained wood surface."
Close grain patterns are very fine and smooth. The grain of the wood is very fine and smooth, and the color and grain show up beautifully, giving the wood a refined natural beauty and comfort.

"The color and luster will develop over time."
The rich oil content of this material keeps it from losing its color and luster, and as it is used more and more, it turns into a candy color. It does not just grow old, but rather gains in depth and flavor over time.

"Extremely durable."
"Maki ten thousand years, Kaya unlimited." as the saying goes, it is extremely durable.
It was once used for house foundations, bath tubs, and boats.

"Soothing aroma."
Kaya has a unique and elegant aroma that is subtle, as we have received comments that "it smells like cinnamon and is very soothing".
Kaya nuts also has a fresh citrusy aroma like yuzu or lemon.

  • Hon Kaya Chopsticks Large/Small
  • Size:Large/Length approx. 24 cm
    Small/Length approx. 21 cm
    *Each size is shown in the image. Please check the size.
    *Since these are handmade from natural wood, the grain and color of the wood may vary from piece to piece, and the size and weight may vary slightly.
  • Weight:Large/Approx. 11g
    Small/Approx. 10g

  • 1,000 JPY flat rate shipping within Japan, free shipping for purchases totaling 20,000 JPY or more.
    Please bear the actual cost for shipping charges outside Japan.
  • After use, rinse quickly with water or dishwashing detergent.
    After washing, wipe dry thoroughly and dry away from direct sunlight and fire.
    Do not leave it to soak or use a dishwasher/dryer.
    Do not use the oven or microwave oven.
    Do not drop, bump, or exert excessive force on the product, as it may crack.
    When storing the product, dry it thoroughly before storing it.

    Since the products are handmade with natural materials and manufactured by hand, there may be some defects.
    We try to provide as much information as possible in text and images, but please understand that there may be cases where this is not shown.

    Only 2 pieces in stock!

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