Tsugite Joint Chopsticks (Aritsugi)
Inspired by Japanese Joinery
Japanese wood joinery dates back to the seventh century and is a craftsmanship technique that involves complicated, interlocking wooden joints that form bonds without the use of nails, screws or adhesives.
The Tsugite Joint Chopsticks employ tsugite joints, a technique traditionally reserved for Buddhist altars, bureaus, and other furniture. The chopsticks are a result of a collaboration between Katsuhisa Toda, a traditional carpenter in Shizuoka, Japan, and product designer Yuma Kano.
This particular joint is known as aritsugi (蟻継), or dovetail joint. Each pair of chopsticks come in a cutom-designed gift box decorated with illustrations of Japanese joinery techniques.
- One pair of tsugite chopsticks
- Craftsman: Katsuhisa Toda
- Designer: Yuma Kano
- Available in Black (rosewood and maple) or Brown (narra and birch)
- Gift box included
- Handmade in Japan