Takayama Bamboo Matcha Whisk 80 Prongs

JAPANESE BAMBOO MATCHA GREEN TEA WHISK (NARA TAKAYAMA CHASEN)

  • Authentic Japanese Bamboo Matcha Whisk
  • Cold snowy winters in the region produce the best quality bamboo in Japan
  • 80 Prong General Use
  • Nara Takayama Kitemark
  • Limited supply (we order 10 whisks every two months)
  • Made by 3rd generation master craftsman Inoue Wakasa
About Wakasa Inoue

Wakasa Inoue has been officially recognised as a master craftsman for traditional arts by the Japanese government. He was an apprentice under the strict tutelage of his father for 3 years before he was considered ready enough to produce whisks ready to be sold. He took on the traditional artisan name from his father in his thirties and became the 3rd generation master whisk-maker in his family. He spends a lot of his time now training the future generation of whisk-makers and documenting the history and styles of whisks for the national archive. His work can be found in the prestigious Takashimya department store in Tokyo and is recognised even among his peers for its high quality.

You can tell the difference!

All whisks may look the same to an untrained eye but a Matcha drink made with a Nara Takayama Chasen made by a master craftsman will be completely different. Apart from the exceptional workmanship, the locally sourced bamboo is of exceptional quality due to the harsh snowy winters that make the bamboo harder than that found in other areas of Japan.

SEE HOW THIS WHISK IS MADE

Customer Reviews

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C.R.
Excellent quality

I have ordered the Matcha green tea several times. I have it always on time and the quality is very good.

L
L.F.
Worthy Investment

I love this whisk.
If you are a matcha lover, this is definitely a worthwhile investment. I save a lot of time and energy preparing matcha drinks with this whisk.
No more sifting and half successful blending with a classic kitchen whisk. This tool makes the jobs much easier!

R
R.D.
Must Have!!

Bamboo whisk is delicate and great for Matcha. Gary was very quick to respond and shipping to Hawaii was timely. Also best tasting tea yet!!

E
E.T.
Simple and crafted well

Well crafted matcha whisk and comes with a container that holds the whisk after use. Definitely need a whisk to completely remove all clumps in your tea

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K.C.
First time using a bamboo whisk...

I bought the whisk with intentions of using it to match the overall aesthetic when I make my matcha [抹茶] (also purchased from Ocha & Co.)。It's been about a month and after 8 total uses it has still maintained it's most of its original shape, color and has shown no signs of fraying. Although the ends have uncurled after multiple uses it maintenance is fairly simple. I place it on the palm of my hand, not flat but slightly cuffed and gently push down repeatedly until it regains its shape.

Closing thoughts: If someone were to ask me where they could buy 抹茶 and other Japanese products, I would suggest Ocha & Co.

The pictures are to give you an idea of how it looks after repeated use and maintenance. Enjoy making ocha! :)

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