Handmade in the village of Takayama, Nara, Tango Tanimura's Chasen carry on an intricate 500-year-old family tradition of master craftsmen.
As the 20th-generation successor of his Chasen-making family line, Tango Tanimura handcrafts his whisks with a strong focus on its user, aiming to strike a perfect balance of flexibility (achieved by carving very thin prongs) and durability, given by selecting sturdy high-quality bamboo.
Tango Tanimura's Chasen are used by the grandmasters of 2 of the 3 most famous family tea schools in Japan, Urasenke and Mushanokojisenke.
Made from a single piece of white Hachiku bamboo harvested in the Kansai region and seasoned for 3 years, this 80 prongs whisk is particularly suitable for Usucha given the higher number of tines that allow optimal aeration of the tea. However, it can be used for Koicha too.
Care and storage notes:
Soak whisk's prongs in cold water for 2 minutes before its first use.
Rinse the whisk after each use and carefully pat dry before storing it away.
For better preservation of the prongs' quality, we recommend storing it on ourwhisk holderin order to keep its wide shape.