Our beautiful dark wood chasens are made from wild purple bamboo. Artisans look for a hard, thin stalk, usually about 2-2.5 centimeters thick and 9-12 cm long. The bamboo must be dried for over a year, and only then do artisans transform the natural material into the fine tines — each by hand.
• 100 prongs
• well-proportioned and sturdy
Did you know that upon first use, your chasen will beautifully bloom....? Give it a shot and see for yourself!
Learn how Chasens are made and how to take care of your own on our blog.
(Pssst! You can wear it, too! Check out our Mizuba Chasen Enamel Pin).