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Traditional Craft

Wakasa-nuri Chopsticks

Wakasa-nuri chopsticks comprise 90% of all domestically produced lacquered chopsticks. They are rich with variation, from high-class items made by layering shells or gold and silver foil with lacquer and polishing into a beautiful design, to simpler modern designs.

There are chopstick specialty stores, and they have become one of the best known products of Obama. A "Hashi Matsuri" (chopstick festival) to celebrate chopsticks is even held every August 4th.

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