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“Kankyû-an” chasen from Takayama, Kubo-Komakichi

“Kankyû-an” chasen from Takayama, Kubo-Komakichi

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Takayama, in Ikoma City, Nara, is the traditional centre of chasen production in Japan.
The Kubo-Komakichi workshop operates on a very small scale since it is composed of Mr. Kubo and his wife, who share the numerous, meticulous steps involved in producing bamboo chasens, indispensable objects for preparing matcha.
The style of chasen known as “kankyû-an” is the one closest to the “Rikyû” shape, which the illustrious master used to admire. It is a black bamboo chasen traditionally used in particular by the Omote-senke and Mushanokoji-senke schools. Black bamboo is obtained by passing the bamboo through fire and then wiping the sap with a dry cloth and allowing the bamboo to dry for around 10 days in the sun.

**The real colours of the object may be slightly different from those in the photos. Thank you for your understanding.


“Kankyû-an” chasen from Takayama, Kubo-Komakichi

USD $56.00

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