Sabun Kubo Dark Bamboo Scoop
It doesn't get much more traditionally prized in Japan. Made in the town of Takayama, in Nara Prefecture, Japan's ground-zero for artisans making bamboo products for matcha since the 16th century, by one of Japan's most celebrated bamboo artisans.
Master craftsman Sabun Kubo made this scoop. He is the 24th generation of his family to master the art of hand sculpting matcha utensils. In 2009, some of his work was exhibited in the Louvre. Kubo's ancestors are well known in matcha circles for making matcha accessories for Japan's imperial family. The bamboo is sustainably grown and harvested without the use of agrochemicals. It comes in a beautiful Japanese handmade paper box.
It's a true joy to hold and use.
Care instructions: Wipe with a clean cloth. Avoid use of detergents. NOT dishwasher-safe.
This scoop scoops elegantly. The dark wood is beautiful.
There's something special and organic in preparing my matcha tea with the traditional tools. This one is just so pretty and adds to the overall experience. Love.