Bamboo chopsticks and saibashi from Oita prefecture
Ouchi Kogei produces bamboo chopsticks which is located in Hita City, Oita Prefecture.
Hita area is located in the west of Fukuoka Prefecture and in the south of Oita Prefecture which forms a basin.
The climate is inland and the characteristic temperature difference grows hard bamboo suitable for crafts.
In this area, household goods such as chopsticks, spoons and rice scoops using high quality bamboo are produced.
While other companies mechanized the work process, Ouchi Kougei has been handcrafting one by one, and their "bamboo products" designed with the use of simple and easy to use.
This is Saibashi which is bigger and longer pair of chopsticks using for cooking or serving food.
This Ouchi's saibashi with the beveled cut square tips is one of the most popular products because of its easy to use.