Wakasa nuri, a traditional craft with a 400-year history
Japanese traditions and culture handed down from generation to generation in Obama city, and a passion for skilled craftsmanship and manufacturing.
An uncompromising commitment to chopsticks.
The highest quality, only found in genuine items handcrafted by master craftsmen.
Obama City, Fukui Prefecture
Designated as a “land of divine offerings,” Wakasa Obama has supported the capital's food culture by sending salt and marine products to the capital since ancient times. In the olden days, Wakasa Obama was also the largest hub between the sea road leading from the mainland and the land road leading to the capital. This bustling townscape of the past, the area's abundant nature, and rich culture including food and rituals that have been handed down from generation to generation still exist today.