Kuromoji Youji black letter toothpick
Japanese cake picks (Kuromoji-youji) are essential for eating Japanese cake wagashi where the mochi traditionally during the tea ceremony.
The Kuromoji (name of tree in the Lauraceae family) is recognized as the best material for making quality picks thanks to its antiviral properties (in addition the branches and leaves are also consumed in the form of kuromoji tea).
This product was made entirely in Japan, from cutting the raw wood to the final handmade size.
Due to the influx of foreign products and the widespread use of plastic, this traditional craft is now very rare.
Each piece is wrapped in pretty washi paper which will be perfect for welcoming your important guests or to enhance a special day.
Set of 3 picks
Material : drink Kuromiji (tree family Lauraceae)
Kikusui is a family business founded in 1960. In addition to picks and toothpicks, its specialty is Japanese cake picks (Kuromoji-youji) essential for eating wagashi during the tea ceremony.
The company searched all over Japan for mountains where Kuromojis grow naturally and negotiated with the owners to establish a route to directly obtain the wood needed for production.
Currently, they are working to convey the beauty and pride of products made in Japan in cooperation with passionate artisans.