Formal bamboo whisk made from centuries-old susudake (smoked bamboo) for the Omotesenke school (表千家). These old bamboos were produced in 100-200 year-old traditional thatched-roof houses in Japan and completely smoked and dried for centuries. It is extremely hard and difficult to shave, so Komakichi Kubo must put extra effort into sharpening his knife before production. The Omotesenke school prefers Kazuho or Shin styles which are both made from small bamboo. Centuries-old smoked bamboos are no longer made, so they are extremely rare, especially of the small size for Kazuho.
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.
- Hand wash only
- Wash off matcha completely after use
- Dry completely after use to prevent mold
- Avoid direct sunlight anddry conditions to prevent cracking
Hot Brew Preparation
Cold Brew Preparation
- Takayama Chasen
- Made by Komakichi Kubo
- Tea School: Omotesenke
- Bamboo: Smoked (100-200 years old)
- Prong: Kazuho (approx. 70)