Make your own izakaya-grade chopsticks with Hamidashimono 「はみだしもの」.
We use upcycled cypress from the chopstick manufacturing process sourced directly from the Kitamura Seihashisho (chopstick factory) in Yoshino, Nara.
This bundle of premium cypress Hamidashimono can be used to whittle twenty-five pairs of chopsticks. Whittling is an ideal pre-meal activity, and can take as little as fifteen minutes to make a pair and months to master the craft.
While they have a standard length, all Hamidashimono are all slightly different thicknesses and finishes—it is up to you to whittle them into a perfect pair of chopsticks.
All wood comes from from sustainable forests near Yoshino, Nara, in the heart of Japan’s timber country.
This kit includes:
50 x Hamidashimono
1 x Higonokami Superior Brass whittling knife
10 x #240 grade sandpaper
1 x cedar chopstick holder, ideal for displaying
25 x Ue Washi Koubou hand made paper bands for wrapping chopsticks prior to use
A 'hako' red dyed tenugui (not pictured)
Weight: 27cm / 10.6"
Height: 11cm / 4.3"
Width: 11cm / 4.3"
Weight: 461g / 1lb
We also offer an optional origami gift wrapping with a classic crane motif, using a high-grade washi paper.
All products are sourced, made and shipped from Japan. We will notify you when they are ready to ship.
This product is not a toy. The Higonokami knife is sharp and misuse can result in serious injury. It is not recommended for use by children, except with careful adult supervision.
NOTE I We are now taking pre-orders for the second batch—Hamidashimono #2. The manufacturing process has begun and we expect these to ship by March 30th. We will update customers if we ship earlier/later than expected.
NOTE II For Hamidashimono #2 the Tenugui will be the same pattern, with a deep Japanese 'hanko' red (currently indigo blue).
NOTE III COVID-19 SHIPPING: Japan Post EMS maybe restricted or suspended in your shipping destination. Please check your country status before ordering before placing an order.