In our Artisan Corner, Sumida-city’s excellent artisans show their technique by turns weekly.
This week, we have Mr. Katsuhiko Takeda, a master of Edo Kibashi or Edo Wooden Chopsticks.
Edo wooden chopsticks have a history of about 100 years now, which have been made from highly selected woods such as (ebony tree, rosewood, ironwood, boxwood, maple tree and so on) and by making use of advantages of woods themselves. Edo wooden chopsticks have been manufactured by artisans who have pursued user-friendliness and good design, meaning they should be ideal to pick up food and easy to grip.
Mr. Takeda says that the deep charm of Edo wooden chopsticks lies in the wide-ranging collection from which you can choose exactly the right one fitting in your hand’s size.
Please try holding the chopsticks made by Mr. Takeda to find your best one.