Zoom Shin Bamboo Whisk - Japanese - Thea Matcha
Zoom Shin Bamboo Whisk - Japanese - Thea Matcha
Zoom Shin Bamboo Whisk - Japanese - Thea Matcha
Zoom Shin Bamboo Whisk - Japanese - Thea Matcha
Zoom Shin Bamboo Whisk - Japanese - Thea Matcha
Zoom Shin Bamboo Whisk - Japanese - Thea Matcha
Zoom Shin Bamboo Whisk - Japanese - Thea Matcha
Zoom Shin Bamboo Whisk - Japanese - Thea Matcha

Shin Bamboo Whisk - Japanese

$70.00

This special Shin Chasen has an elegant curve at the top and a popular choice with the students of Urasenke and Omotesenke schools of tea ceremony. This delicate chasen is perfect for whisking both a foamy usucha (Thin- tea 薄茶) or a koicha (Thick-tea 濃茶).

We are proud to be stocking these beautiful artisan made bamboo whisks from Yasaburo Tanimura of Suikaen. Hailing Takayama (高山) in the Nara Prefecture, they are 1 of 18 artisan whisk makers left in the Japan and have been in the industry for 530 years. 

Bamboo sourced are organic and left to dry before production begins, a process that takes 2 - 3 years from start to finish. It is sun-dried for 2 months from Jan to Feb. Doing this process, the bamboo naturally strengthens and creates a natural gloss. It is then stored for 2 years before crafting. By keeping the bamboo dry, it reduces the likelihood of cracking therefore a stronger and durable quality whisk. Each whisk is carved by hand with precision. This is the key difference of Japanese-made bamboo whisks over bamboo whisks made elsewhere. Mass produced bamboo whisks, are often made with machines and/or chemicals and skip the drying process and use oxygen absorbers to compensate. 

Each bamboo whisk is unique - no 2 whisks will look the same. Clean your chasen by whisking in a bowl with warm water. Avoid using detergent. Stand upright to dry then rest on a ceramic whisk holder to reshape. 

 

Specifications:

Approx 64 tines.

D: 2cm H: 11.5cm

Handmade in Japan

Shin Bamboo Whisk - Japanese - Thea Matcha

Shin Bamboo Whisk - Japanese

$70.00

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