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ISSOU

by Ishida

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by Azone co.,ltd

What is ISSOU

Founded in 1920

For nearly a century since our founding, we have striven to create new value together with our customers, even more than upholding our traditions.

A pair for everyone

Our Wakasa lacquered chopsticks come in a wide variety of designs to meet your varying needs and desires.

Costars of the dining table

If the stars of the tabletop were food and dishes, then the costars would be chopsticks whose designs change with the leading role.
Ishida’s product development explores chopsticks from various angles for the best materials, designs, and sensations when placed in your hands and mouth.

Production at Ishida

The success of a play is dependent on how well-equipped the stage setting is. The same is true for producing chopsticks.
Ishida makes chopsticks while taking advantage of the latest machinery and equipment uniquely built on the skills of experienced craftsmen who have been fostered by our company to date. Traditional yet cutting-edge, warm yet sharp – contradicting attributes help us achieve reliably high-quality yet affordable chopsticks.

-Product List-

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Aizu Maki-e  chopsticks

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Wakasa lacquerware is made by applying multiple layers of lacquer.

400 years of history and still evolving master craftsmanship.

The more you use the chopsticks,the more you become attached to them.

The charm of this item is its handmade taste that makes it a perfect gift for someone special.

Each pair is hand-painted with Maki-e.

Aizu cotton has long been used as work clothes and everyday clothes in farming villages,and is known for its robust cotton plain weave.

Please enjoy this new design based on the motif of Aizu cotton, which has a history of over 400 years.

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Ryukyu-tsuikin chopsticks"Hibiscus"

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Wakasa lacquerware is made by applying multiple layers of lacquer.

400 years of history and still evolving master craftsmanship.

 

A technique unique to Ryukyu(Okinawa) lacquerware. 

Lacquer and various pigments are kneaded together, pressed and spread to form a pattern,or cut out and applied to the surface of the lacquer ware.

 

Ryukyu Tsuikin(琉球堆錦 )catches the eye with its unique colors.

The extoic patterns created by the history of Ryukyu are utilized while maintaining a modern atmosphere.

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Echizen Maki-e chopsticks"Moon and owl"

by Azone co.,ltd

 Wakasa lacquerware is made by applying multiple layers of lacquer.

400 years of history and still evolving master craftsmanship.

 

There is a theory that one of the etymologies of the word”lacquer” is that it eventually became “URUSHI”.

Echizen lacquerware has a lustrous sheen.

Echizen lacquerware has a wide range of decorative techniques, but we have focused on the outstanding technique of “Maki-e”.

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Kyushu Bamboo chopsticks

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Bamboo is a material that has been a part of our lives since ancient times. Its elegant simplicity has inspired the creative minds of craftsmen and artists.

 

We select the best quality bamboo from Kyushu, and make the best use of its texture and finish each piece of bamboo carefully.

 

Bamboo chopsticks are not slippery, light, and comfortable to hold, making them very easy to use.

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Dishwasher safe chopsticks"Akebono"

by Azone co.,ltd

 Wakasa lacquerware is made by applying multiple layers of lacquer.400 years of history and still evolving master craftsmanship.

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Married couple chopsticks with chopstick rests Shiokaze

by Azone co.,ltd

 Wakasa lacquerware is made by applying multiple layers of lacquer.400 years of history and still evolving master craftsmanship.

 

A set of matching chopsticks and chopstick rests that match the atmosphere of a happy dinner table come to mind.

A popular set of chopsticks and chopstick rests that match in color and are transparent and cool.

The chopstick rest is made of glass, giving it a luxurious feel.

Lots of great products still to come!
If you are interested, please contact us.
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