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Hiba Chopsticks – set of 2

$25

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These chopsticks are crafted from hiba wood, sustainably sourced from Aomori, Japan. With a lightweight and non-slip design, they can be used casually every day. Since the natural materials are finished by hand, the appearance of each grain is varies from stick to stick.
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Set of two

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About Aomori HIba

The Aomori Hiba is native to and is one of the three most elegant tree species in Japan. The other two tree species are the Kiso Hinoki (a species of cypress) and the Akita Sugi (a species of red-cedar).

Enduring the harsh cold wind in Northern Japan, the Aomori Hiba grows slowly within a beautiful environment. In addition to its exquisite bark, the tree is famous for having a strong endurance against corrosion and is an excellent building material. As the Aomori Hiba also has high antibacterial and insect-repelling properties, its timber is also used for building shrines and temples. Historical architectures such as the Chūsonji Konjikidō in Iwate Prefecture, the Hirosaki Castle, the Iwakiyama Jinja Rōmon, and the Osamu Dazai Memorial Museum (also known as the Shayōkan) use this timber to withstand the flow of time and remains until today.

 

Origin

Japan
Japan

Aomori (青森市, Aomori-shi) is the capital city of Aomori Prefecture, in the Tōhoku region of Japan. As of 1 April 2020, the city had an estimated population of 278,964 in 136,457 households. Aomori is one of Japan's 60 core cities and the core of the Aomori metropolitan area.

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