Edo Kibashi chopsticks, prized for their functionality, are chopsticks handmade from choice woods such as ebony, red sandalwood, ironwood, boxwood, or maple. They make the most of the wood's quality. Chopsticks are personal items that people use every day. That is why the greatest appeal of Edo Kibashi chopsticks is that they come in all shapes and sizes in a range of thicknesses, lengths, and weights. In particular, Gokujyo Nanakaku Shimakokutan chopsticks are a standard favorite, easy to hold and easy to eat with. Chopsticks are held with three digits — the thumb, the index and middle fingers. That is why chopsticks with an odd number of sides fit comfortably in the hand. However, because odd-sided chopsticks do not have parallel sides such as even-sided chopsticks do, whittling them requires a high level of skill. These chopsticks are whittled into a heptagonal shape from the wide end up to 1 millimeter from the tip. The tip is further whittled down to achieve ultimate functionality.
Manufacturer: Daikokuya, Co. in Sumida Ward, Tokyo