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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
An indigo dyed tenugui.
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. Orders are shipped once per week.
NOTE: 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.