MARUNAO’s legacy began in 1939 when the Fukuda family’s first generation, Naoyoshi Fukuda, began making carpentry tools in Kanazawa, Japan. Since then, Marunao has worked out of the Niigata Prefecture, continuing to make a variety of hand tools and Classical Japanese instruments. In 2003, under the direction of the Fukuda family’s third generation, Marunao moved into the manufacturing of chopsticks and utensils. These craftsmen draw on their rich experience of working with ebony and shitan (rosewood) using traditional finishing technique. Marunao chopsticks and utensils are highly functional, and are carefully crafted with exquisite attention to every detail; from the tips of the chopsticks to their signature octagonal shape, whilst always bearing in mind the dining experience of the user.
Carry-Along Chopsticks are crafted to be a unique portable chopstick option. Each stick has been broken into two pieces: Tip half and End half. Each piece has a corresponding screw that matches perfectly with its other half. Marunao has included a thick, Japanese cotton chopstick bag and bio liner to match the coloration of their two Carry-Along wood options. Available in Granadillo Rosewood with Pink/Blue Chopstick Bag, or Ebony wood with Green/Grey Chopstick Bag. Both feature a star of silver embedded on the ends.
Matches beautifully with our Nousaku Tin Chopstick Rests! The Tin Chopstick Rest in picture is MOON - Set of 5.
Chopstick Size: 235 mm (9.25 in), 16 sided cut, Chopsticks only: 22g, Bag with Bio Liner: 14g
Please note, as each product is handmade from wood, the product may differ slightly in color or grain. Do not place in microwave or dishwasher. Please handwash with mild soap and soft sponge. Do not let soak in water. After washing, dry immediately with towel for storage.
The length of the chopsticks are made thinner to fit delicately to your lips. Avoid bending which may break the chopsticks. Do not polish with a scrubbing brush or polishing powder. The wood is not coated and will gradually lose its natural gloss. To restore sheen, rub with a bit of olive oil on a cotton cloth piece. Marunao uses a variety of materials, but there is a small possibility that their special tree resin may melt with high heat.