Continue to challenge the making of innovative chopsticks
MATSUKAN was founded in 1922 in Obama City, Fukui Prefecture.
Ohama City is a production center of Wakasa-painted chopsticks with a history of over 400 years.
Ohama City is one of the largest producers of Wakasa Painted Chopsticks, accounting for over 80% of Japan's coated chopsticks production.
Since our founding, we have continued to challenge the creation of innovative chopsticks that fit the times while protecting the traditional chopstick making techniques.
In recent years, in collaboration with traditional craftsmen, we have reprinted the design of Wakasa-painted chopsticks used in the Edo period.
In addition, we are making chopsticks vigorously by collaborating with NENDO, a Japanese design studio led by Mr. Oki Sato, who was selected as one of the “100 Japanese respected by the world”.