Bamboo whisk made shirotake (white bamboo) with red strings. This chasen is recommended for special occasions and celebrations. Its shape is Senke-gata (or “Senke shape”) – the most common shape with straight prongs with curled tips.
In Japan, red is considered a lucky color, and people use it for many celebrating occasions. One such popular occasion is Kanreki (還暦) which celebrates turning the age of 60 and one wears a red outfit for the celebration.
This chasen is crafted by Komakichi Kubo and his family. Please note that each item is exquisitely hand-crafted and unique so the shipped pieces may not exactly match the photo. This item comes in an original paper box from Komakichi.
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Recommended: Before every use, please soak the prongs in warm water for 5 minutes to soften the tips.
1. Gently pull the chasen out of the paper box. If any paper remains, soak the handle in lukewarm water for 15 minutes and brush gently with a clean dish towel.
2. Before using your chasen for the first time, soak the whisk in hot water for 10-15 minutes to unfurl the tips.
3. Afterwards, before each use, soak the chasen in hot water for 1-2 minutes before whisking to soften the tines.
4. After making matcha, rinse the chasen in clean water to remove excess matcha and dry it in a well-ventilated place.
5. Avoid use of detergents. NOT dishwasher-safe.
6. To keep your chasen in the best condition for as long as possible, use a kusenaoshi when drying to preserve the shape of the chasen tines.
Hot Brew Preparation
Cold Brew Preparation
- Takayama Chasen
- Made by Komakichi Kubo
- Bamboo: White
- Prong: Kazuho (approx. 70)
- String: Red