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Suikaen Tanimura Yasuburo: Shichiku Purple Bamboo Shin Chasen Matcha Whisk 紫竹茶筌 真

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JPY ¥6,999
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Shin - "True" - this style of whisk does not have curled tips. Curled tips indicate that the whisk is new and prevent the tips from breaking off before use. Once the curled tips are uncurled by soaking in hot water, they should look the these "shin" whisks Leaving the tips uncurled as new whisks means they need to be handled with extra care. They are made to have approximately 70 prongs.

"Purple" bamboo is a specific type of bamboo that turns a beautiful brown color. Also called kurotake (black bamboo), this type of bamboo turns from green and a dark brown color after two years of maturity. Grown in the Kinki region of Japan (Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, Wakayama, etc), it is harvested in the winter after 2-3 years of growth, boiled to remove oil in the plant, dried in the cold winter air, then aged for another 2-3 years. 

Made in Takayama

Japanese handmade bamboo whisk or chasen are made in Takayama, the historical home of matcha whisks with roots tracing back five centuries. About 90% of all tea whisks (chasen) in Japan are made in this area.

Suikaen in Takayama traces its roots back to the 16th century and is one of a few studios preserving the tradition of whisk crafting. The head of the studio is its 25th generation master craftsman Tanimura Yasuburo.

Product info

Dimensions:

Width (handle): 1.8 cm
Height: 11.5 cm
*All measurements are approximate

When you first use...

The Chasen is glued with the paper box with glue made from kneaded rice. To take out the Chasen from the box, please hold the handle and peel it off slowly. Next, use a wet cloth to wipe the bottom of the handle. Before you start using, please gently soak it in hot water to prevent the prongs from snapping off.

Due to movement during transport, it is possible that the base may become unstuck to the box.

Care & Precautions:

  • The tip of Chasen may break if it is pressed hardly against the bottom of tea bowl. Please use the Chasen gently so that it can last longer.
  • Please refrain from using a dishwasher or dryer as sudden change in temperature and humidity may cause cracking.
  • After use, please rinse it with water and dry it thoroughly before storing it.
  • Please refrain from storing at places of high temperature, high humidity, extremely dry area and direct sunlight. Recommended humidity for storage: 45-60%
  • The natural drying process may cause vertical cracks in the handle, however, please enjoy the change in expression and texture as part of the natural bamboo's original taste. 


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    Suikaen Tanimura Yasuburo: Shichiku Purple Bamboo Shin Chasen Matcha Whisk 紫竹茶筌 真

    JPY ¥6,999

    Shin - "True" - this style of whisk does not have curled tips. Curled tips indicate that the whisk is new and prevent the tips from breaking off before use. Once the curled tips are uncurled by soaking in hot water, they should look the these "shin" whisks Leaving the tips uncurled as new whisks means they need to be handled with extra care. They are made to have approximately 70 prongs.

    "Purple" bamboo is a specific type of bamboo that turns a beautiful brown color. Also called kurotake (black bamboo), this type of bamboo turns from green and a dark brown color after two years of maturity. Grown in the Kinki region of Japan (Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, Wakayama, etc), it is harvested in the winter after 2-3 years of growth, boiled to remove oil in the plant, dried in the cold winter air, then aged for another 2-3 years. 

    Made in Takayama

    Japanese handmade bamboo whisk or chasen are made in Takayama, the historical home of matcha whisks with roots tracing back five centuries. About 90% of all tea whisks (chasen) in Japan are made in this area.

    Suikaen in Takayama traces its roots back to the 16th century and is one of a few studios preserving the tradition of whisk crafting. The head of the studio is its 25th generation master craftsman Tanimura Yasuburo.

    Product info

    Dimensions:

    Width (handle): 1.8 cm
    Height: 11.5 cm
    *All measurements are approximate

    When you first use...

    The Chasen is glued with the paper box with glue made from kneaded rice. To take out the Chasen from the box, please hold the handle and peel it off slowly. Next, use a wet cloth to wipe the bottom of the handle. Before you start using, please gently soak it in hot water to prevent the prongs from snapping off.

    Due to movement during transport, it is possible that the base may become unstuck to the box.

    Care & Precautions:


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