All bamboo chasens or matcha whisks are handcrafted. Unlike the traditional matcha chasen, this modern whisk has a elongated holder and smaller whisk for easy use in our modern day cups, glasses and mugs. Comes with a handy stand which is easily removable from the holder. Before first use please steep in boiling water for a few mins to allow the bamboo strands to expand. Do not put in dishwasher.