Since 1943, Kawai has focused on developing and preserving Japanese chopstick culture and craft becoming an industry leader. Each pair of all natural chopsticks are made of wood from different types of fruit tree, then finished with pure beeswax instead of traditional paint or lacquer. Designed with an octagonal shape at the top provides the user with an easy grip, and the square shape at the bottom allows for optimal grip for food. Bonus, the shape of the chopstick prevents it from rolling off the table. Slight variations in wood grain and color make each set unique and beautiful… choose your favorite. Hand wash only. Made in Japan.