Bamboo matcha scoop—or chashaku—crafted by 24th generation artist Kubo Sabun. The soot varnish comes from repurposing the roofs of traditional Japanese houses—most 50 to 150 years old—into matcha scoops.
A bamboo scoop is traditionally used to measure matcha for serving and is an integral part of the Japanese tea ceremony. This scoop is appropriate for use under the Urasenke school of chadō. Use 2-3 scoops when making usucha (thin tea with froth).
From Nara, Japan.