Takano Chikko bamboo works

Takano Chikko bamboo works

Takano Fukyusai, founder and former president of "TAKANO CHIKKO", was the son of the shopkeeper of a bamboo-crafts store which has more than 80 years of history. In 1973, he opened an workshop in Sagano, famous for being a rich source of bamboo, all by himself. He started his business in his workshop with his family. However, as his business grew and the number of craftsmen employed by him increased, he decided to relocate his company to Nagaokakyo City, one of the principal production area of precious bamboo of Kyoto on a par with Nishikyo-ku of Kyoto City and Muko City. 

Today, there are craftsmen who are specialized in various arts such as Sashimono (joining), Urushi (lacquering), Maki-e (gold-relief lacquering) as well as Take-kogei (making crafts from bamboo).

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Beautiful two-toned chopsticks with Lacquered in either red or black. 24cm long

from top,
Lacquered Bamboo Chopsticks, Black $45 (TB05) and stand, Bamboo $10 (TB09)
Lacquered Bamboo Chopsticks, Red $45 (TB06) and stand, Hinoki wood $10 (TB08)

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Lacquered Bamboo Chopsticks

Lacquered Bamboo Chopsticks

Beautiful two-toned chopsticks with Lacquered in either red or black. 24cm long

from right,
Lacquered Bamboo Chopsticks, Black $45 (TB05) and stand, Bamboo $10 (TB09)
Lacquered Bamboo Chopsticks, Red $45 (TB06) and stand, Hinoki wood $10 (TB08)

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Lacquered Chopsticks and Stand

Lacquered Chopsticks and Stand

Beautiful two-toned chopsticks with Lacquered in either red or black. 24cm long

from top,
Lacquered Bamboo Chopsticks, Black $45 (TB05) and stand, Bamboo $10 (TB09)
Lacquered Bamboo Chopsticks, Red $45 (TB06) and stand, Hinoki wood $10 (TB08)

Purchase here

Lacquered Bamboo Chopsticks

Lacquered Bamboo Chopsticks

Beautiful two-toned chopsticks with Lacquered in either red or black. 24cm long

from top,
Lacquered Bamboo Chopsticks, Black $45 (TB05) and stand, Bamboo $10 (TB09)
Lacquered Bamboo Chopsticks, Red, side view $45 (TB06) and stand, Hinoki wood $10 (TB08)

Kyo Saga Bamboo chopsticks in 4 different styles

Kyo Saga Bamboo chopsticks in 4 different styles

Kyo Saga Bamboo chopsticks 24cm
from top,
1 Sesame $20 (TB01)
2 Mon $20 (TB02)
3 White $18 (TB04) and Chopsticks stand, Bamboo $10 (TB09)
4 Smoke $22 (TB03) and Chopsticks stand, Hinoki wood $10 (TB08)
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Kyo Saga Bamboo chopsticks in 4 styles

Kyo Saga Bamboo chopsticks in 4 styles

Kyo Saga Bamboo chopsticks 24cm
from left,
1 Smoke $22 and Chopsticks stand, Hinoki wood $10
2 White $18 and Chopsticks stand, Bamboo $10
3 Mon $20
4 Sesame $20

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Matcha Whisk - Chasen by Takano Bamboo

Matcha Whisk - Chasen by Takano Bamboo

Made from 100 hand-cut bamboo splits by craftsmen in Kyoto, Japan. This bamboo whisk is the most traditional size and shape. A greater number of tines will create a finer froth of matcha tea.
京都、高野竹工から百本立ての茶筅のご紹介です。
TB10

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Matcha Whisk - Chasen by Takano Bamboo

Matcha Whisk - Chasen by Takano Bamboo

Made from 100 hand-cut bamboo splits by craftsmen in Kyoto, Japan. This bamboo whisk is the most traditional size and shape. A greater number of tines will create a finer froth of matcha tea.
京都、高野竹工から百本立ての茶筅のご紹介です。
TB10

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Tea scoop - Chashaku Susudake by Takano Bamboo

Tea scoop - Chashaku Susudake by Takano Bamboo

Chashaku (茶杓, tea scoop) also called tea spoon, are used to transfer the powdered tea from the tea container to the tea bowl. Usually they are made of a narrow, thin piece of bamboo, although there are also those of wood or ivory. Tea masters in Japan have traditionally carved their own bamboo chashaku, with a poetic name (mei 銘) that will often be inscribed on the storage tube. The selection of the chashaku for use at a chanoyu gathering will largely depend on its poetic name.
SUSUDAKE (smoked bamboo) CHASHAKU is much prized and sought after in Japan. This is made from authentic SUSUDAKE smoked bamboo, which follows a very unique preparation method.
TB11

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Tea scoop - Chashaku Susudake by Takano Bamboo

Tea scoop - Chashaku Susudake by Takano Bamboo

Chashaku (茶杓, tea scoop) also called tea spoon, are used to transfer the powdered tea from the tea container to the tea bowl. Usually they are made of a narrow, thin piece of bamboo, although there are also those of wood or ivory. Tea masters in Japan have traditionally carved their own bamboo chashaku, with a poetic name (mei 銘) that will often be inscribed on the storage tube. The selection of the chashaku for use at a chanoyu gathering will largely depend on its poetic name.
SUSUDAKE (smoked bamboo) CHASHAKU is much prized and sought after in Japan. This is made from authentic SUSUDAKE smoked bamboo, which follows a very unique preparation method.
TB11

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Japan Suite matcha tea

Japan Suite matcha tea

With these tools, enjoy your cup of tea!