Kankyû-an Whisk

Regular price $90.00

Sustainably grown kurotake bamboo・Hand-crafted

As in sword-making, the weight of a chasen’s handle to tines is a mark of true craftsmanship. In our classic kankyû-an tea whisk, you’ll find a stout base paired with feather-light tines that follow true Takayama tradition, honed over half a millennia. Young kurotake bamboo, harvested from the forests of Shikoku Island, is aged two years, slowly darkening in tone from green to black.

The kankyû-an style, preferred by Sen No Rikyū, features straight tines and is best suited for flat-bottomed tea bowls in the Raku tradition. Sen No Rikyū was the 16th-century master of tea ceremony and cultivated the practice of wabi-cha, a simple, humble preparation of tea ideally suited to our Old Grove Matcha. Available with blue or purple string. Beautifully presented in a paulownia wooden box.

*Please note that handmade items are inherently unique. The whisk you receive may vary slightly from the picture.

Proper Care: prepare whisk for use by dampening in warm water to relax the bamboo fronds. To clean simply rinse under running water, without soap or detergent. Store upright.

Approximate dimensions: 115mm length・Artist: 平田和寿 Kazuhisa Hirata

Size guide

More familiar with our old quantities? Here’s the conversion:

Metric quantities Ounce equivalent  Servings
30 grams (new size!) 1.05 oz. 5-8
60 grams 2.10 oz. 10-15
120 grams 4.20 oz. 20-30
240 grams 8.46 oz. 40-60