SHIN KAZUHO Chasen by Tango Tanimura
Made in Japan
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.
His Chasen are used by the grandmasters of 2 of the 3 most famous family tea schools in Japan, Urasenke and Mushanokojisenke.
Each whisk is made from a single piece of white 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.
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.