Bamboo matcha scoop—or chashaku—crafted by 24th generation artist Kubo Sabun. The Kubo family has been passing on the tradition of bamboo whisk-making since the Muromachi Period over 500 years ago. Kubo Sabun's work has been featured in a variety of expositions around the world, including the Lourve Museum in Paris.
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).
Black bamboo soaked with white bamboo.
From Nara, Japan.