A traditional Matcha measuring tool, crafted for precisely portioning half a Matcha serving
This Chashaku, or bamboo Matcha scoop, is a true work of art crafted by the skilled hands of 20th-generation artisan Hirata Kazuhisa in Takayama, Nara prefecture, Japan. For centuries, his family has been passing on the tradition of bamboo whisk-making, dating back to the Muromachi Period. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Hirata's work has been featured in numerous exhibitions worldwide.
Our Chashaku is meticulously handcrafted by Hirata-san, a skilled artisan. He begins the process by hand-selecting the finest single piece of premium white Hachiku bamboo, sourced from the renowned Kansai region. The bamboo is carefully harvested and then undergoes a meticulous three-year drying and seasoning process to ensure unparalleled quality and durability. Once the bamboo is ready, Hirata-san expertly crafts the scoop by hand, using traditional techniques passed down through generations, ensuring that each Chashaku is crafted to perfection. The attention to detail and craftsmanship result in a Chashaku that is not only beautiful but also functional, making it a truly exceptional tool for the tea ceremony.
In the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, the bamboo scoop plays a crucial role in measuring the perfect amount of matcha for serving. This particular scoop is specifically designed for use under the Urasenke School of Chadō, ensuring an authentic and immersive tea experience. For a delicious Usucha (thin tea with froth), simply use 2-2..5 scoops of matcha, while 4 to 5 heaped scoops are recommended for a richer Koicha (thick tea).
Elevate your tea preparation experience with this exquisite hand-crafted Chashaku, a true work of art by a master artisan.
Materials: Bamboo, dried for 3 years Dimensions: Length 18.5cm / Width 1.2cm Colour: Natural Origin: Takayama, Nara, Japan Artisan: Hirata Kazuhisa Care: Do not wash and avoid getting it wet, to clean use a dry cloth to remove matcha residue.
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