We need your help!
We are working with a family-run business from Fukui Prefecture to create an amazing new set of saibashi that will be 100% made in Japan. We’ll have 30 days to meet the funding goal (enough to produce 200 sets) or they won’t become a reality.
The new saibashi for this project will be made in Japan from Japanese bamboo, a sustainable material that can regrow in just one year. They are coated with a special heat-resistant coating of natural “urushi” (lacquer) to make them dishwasher safe.
We hope they will become a beautiful, durable, and long-lasting addition to your kitchen!
What exaclty are saibashi?
Saibashi are long, strong chopsticks used for cooking in Japan. They are light and slim yet incredibly versatile, perfect for mixing, flipping, transferring, turning, and grabbing all sorts of ingredients as you cook. They are indispensable in Japanese cooking, but are also extremely useful for making other types of food as well.
We think they deserve to be introduced to the rest of the world!
Way better than tongs.
Unlike kitchen tongs, saibashi are made of bamboo and are strong yet delicate. They can carefully grab tiny things or big things, sit comfortably in your hand, and are beautiful to look at.
You can use them to stir your pan full of stir fry, scramble an egg, turn the bacon, or delicately arrange a plate like a 5-star chef.
Get ready to throw away half of the tools in your utensil drawer!
The project is now live on Kickstarter until December 21st. Back now and help support traditional Japanese crafts!