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.
The SHIN KAZUHO Chasen is a great all-purpose whisk, made from a single piece of rare black Hachiku bamboo harvested in the Kansai region and seasoned for 3 years, meticulously hand-crafted and split into 140 pieces to make a whisk with 70 prongs.
Available with Black, Yellow, Red, or Blue String.
**Please note that colour variations are quite common with dark bamboo, so the Chasen that you’ll receive may have a non-uniform shade of bamboo with lighter patches throughout.
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 our whisk holder in order to keep its wide shape.