Limited Edition Dappled Bamboo Shin-Kazuho Chasen Tea Whisk 雲紋竹真数穂茶筅(Tanimura Tango)

$80.00

Approximately D2.5″ x H4.5″

This is a special edition tea whisk that is approximately 0.25″ longer than ordinary tea whisk.

Natural Bamboo with natural spots
Handmade in Japan by Tanimura Tango
The tea whisk is meant to be used and as such, is ultimately considered disposable. Even with proper use and storage, the bamboo can crack and the tines will break, at which point it should be replaced.

1 in stock

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Tanimura Tango
Nara, Japan

Enthusiasm for Tanimura chasen goes back just as far. In fact, the name “Tango” was bestowed on the Tanimuras by the Tokugawa Shogunate as the designated provider of chasen. Since then each successive maker takes “Tango” as a professional name when his father retires. Moreover, Tanimura-san’s predecessor made whisks prior to the birth of Sen-no-Rikyu (1522-1591) from whom all three major Japanese tea schools are descended.

While seemingly simple utensils, the production of chasen is a meticulous and time-consuming process that begins with harvesting and seasoning the bamboo over the course of three years. In addition, there are approximately 100 variations of chasen to produce in order to meet the needs of exacting customers.

Chasen, above all, are functional items and are integral to the preparation of matcha green tea. However, their perfection of form is such that they can certainly be appreciated for their sculptural qualities. We are thrilled to bring these stunning implements to you directly from Tanimura-san’s home studio in Nara, Japan.