Yoshino, Nara Prefecture, has long been an active forestry area. This area has a history of more than 500 years of afforestation, and forestry is firmly rooted in the area. In particular, the area has developed as a producer of components for “Tarumaru”,barrels and vats used for Japanese sake brewing.
The characteristics of Yoshino cedar, such as its resistance to leaks, aroma, and color, are very well suited to sake brewing.
Today’s disposable chopsticks are an eco-friendly product that was invented 130 years ago by the Japanese to make effective use of the scraps of Yoshino cedar that were used for “Tarumaru”.
I want to emphasize that Yoshino’s disposable chopsticks are not disposable, but can be used for a long time.