Chashaku Matcha Scoop - Smoked Bamboo
Chashaku, or matcha tea scoop, is meticulously handcrafted by 24th generation Master Craftsman, Kubo Sabun, using high quality bamboo harvested in Nara, Japan. A bamboo scoop is traditionally used to measure matcha for serving and is an essential tool for Japanese tea ceremonies. The smoked bamboo is specifically sourced from wood that has been exposed over a hearth or fireplace in 50 to 150 year old traditional Japanese homes making this Chashaku super special. It is lightweight, yet durable enough to last a very long time with proper care. Functional work of art at its best.
Kubo Sabun of Chikumeido Sabun, is currently the 24th generation of his family to continue the tradition of handcrafting chasens since the introduction of Sado (tea ceremony) 500 years ago. Each chasen is meticulously made by hand using quality Japanese white bamboo grown in the Nara Prefecture of Japan. Master Craftsman, Kubo Sabun, is currently one of only a handful of chasen makers in the Takayama region of Nara. His work has been exhibited in the Lourve Museum in Paris and was recognized as a traditional master craftsman by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan amongst countless recognition and awards world-wide.