The birthplace of the Chasen is a small town called Yuwa Takayama, and this is where our Chasen are made. Yuwa Takayama has produced over 90% of Chasen in Japan for over 500 years. The art of Chasen making is the tradition of the town and is passed down through generations. Our Chasen maker, Mr. Inada Yusetsu, can make over 60 different kinds of Chasen.
The raw material is only high-quality bamboo from the Kansai/Shikoku region. The craftsman carefully select only 3 year old bamboo, which is then aged in the sunshine for 2-3 years before it can be used to make Chasen.
How to use the Chasen
To prepare the Chasen for use, half-fill your Matcha Bowl (Chawan) with boiling water and soak the Chasen in the water for 30 seconds, turning occasionally.
Whisk your Matcha by moving the Chasen in an “M” or “W” shape as fast as you can until you have a pale, creamy froth.
How to care for your Chasen
Always soak the Chasen in hot water before whisking Matcha. After use, lightly rinse the Chasen and pat dry. Do not leave the base standing in water as it may cause it to crack.
How to Make Matcha