$ 29.00 USD
Even before you open the packaging, it's clear that there's something special about Okaeri Chopsticks. Their beautiful, minimalist case pays homage to The Tale of Princess Kaguya - a well-known Japanese fable - and alludes to the elegance within: sleek, simple flatware crafted from sustainably harvested moso bamboo. Each chopstick is topped with an eye-catching red tip that, when viewed as a pair, is designed to symbolize infinity - a nod to Yamachiku's commitment to sustainability. Also available in two 23cm versions.
Winner of numerous accolades, including a 2021 ADC Award, a 2020 Gold Award from Omotenashi Nippon, and recognition from TOPAWARDS ASIA.
See the full Yamachiku collection here or visit the rikumo journal to learn how the company realized its goal of revitalizing Japan's bamboo chopstick industry.
Founded in 1963 in Kumamoto Prefecture, Yamachiku is known throughout Japan for their thoughtfully designed chopsticks. At every stage of the production process - from forestry to packaging - Yamachiku relies on the expertise of skilled artisans who turn locally harvested moso bamboo into colorful tableware. In addition to its role as a traditional material for chopsticks, bamboo is a sustainable and renewable resource, owing to its fast growth and abundance in the Kumamoto region.
Dimensions: 16 -21 cm (6.3" - 8.25") in length, depending on chopstick variety
Care: Hand wash gently and air dry. Do not put in dishwasher.