This 80 pronged Chasen has been hand made by 20th generation Master Bamboo Whisk Craftsman Tango Tanimura.
The Tanimura family were honoured by being the designated supplier of Chasen to the Tokugawa Shogun, who in turn bestowed the family with the name ‘Tango’. It has been used as the professional name by each generation of craftsmen in the family since.
Sculpted from a single piece of white Hachiku bamboo that has air dried for around 3 years, this special utensil is ideal for creating an even and silky foam on the surface of your matcha tea.
It is designed for preparing Thin Tea (Usucha), as the large number of thin tines/prongs whisk the tea efficiently into a smooth and even consistency. However it is a suitable all purpose Chasen.