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Dark Bamboo Chasen 70–120 Tines

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Handmade from natural dark / purple bamboo (紫竹). A work of art that is practical to use. Choose from 70 to 120 tines.

• Width: ~6 cm
• Height: ~10.5 cm

As a handcrafted item made from natural bamboo, there will be slight variations in colour, shape and size from the item’s photo.

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Basic chasen for the casual matcha lover to get a smooth, silky usucha. Dark bamboo is sturdier and more durable than light bamboo. Light bamboo is softer and more flexible than dark bamboo.

 

Higher number of tines will tend to produce more foam. For the beginner, we recommend Nº 80 and higher.

 

TinesNameKanji
64Tsuneho常穂
68~74Kazuho数穂
75~80Hachijuppondate (80 Tines)八十本立
81~95Hyappondate (100 Tines)百本立
96~120Hyakunijuppondate (120 Tines)百二十本立

 


Care Instructions

• Before using for the first time, wash the chasen and allow to soak in warm water for 15 minutes.

• Subsequently, always wet the tips of the bamboo tines with water before each use. It will help the bamboo be flexible and prevent breakage.

• The furled tips of a new chasen will relax over time and usage. This is normal.

• Wash the chasen gently after each use. You may use your fingers to remove any remaining matcha. Shake off any excess water gently.

• Leave the chasen to air dry. It is best to use a naoshi to rest the chasen on to keep the tines in good shape. Alternatively, you may stand the chasen on its handle with the tines facing up.

• The chasen is a utensil that will naturally wear down over time even with proper use and storage. Please replace should the tines break.

Additional information

Tines

70, 80, 100, 120

Dimensions

Width: ~6 cm
Height: ~10.5 cm

Color

Dark

Material

Bamboo

Instructions

Please rinse with warm water shortly after use, and leave to air dry.

Origin

China

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