Marunao makes a variety of wooden utensils with their rich experience of working Ebony and Granadillo, using traditional finishing techniques passed from generation and generation.
Marunao chopsticks are made of all-natural material, never containing any artificial chemicals, lacquers, paints, or additives. Each product is carefully handcrafted by artisans and the rich color, shapes, and wood grains may vary slightly depending on the material due to the natural origin of the materials. Marunao partners with numerous French and Italian luxury fashion house and its cutlery is loved by chef's worldwide.
Marunao || 4th-Generation Wood Maker with a 100-Year History
Marunao has over 100-year history with making wood products in the city of Sanjo, Niigata, Japan. The first generation of Marunao’s founding family, Naoyoshi Fukuda, began making carpentry tools in Kanazawa in 1939. The company continued to make classical Japanese instruments and carpentry tools. In 2003, Takahiro Fukuda, the 3rd generation of the Fukuda family, decided to focus on making the best chopsticks with his family’s heritage, extensive knowledge and experience in woodworking, passed by generations and generations.
Tsubame-Sanjo || Land of Rich and Fertile Earth
Marunao is located at Tsubane-Sanjo, a well-known place for rich, fertile earth and precision metal working. In 2014, Marunao opened its new headquarters with a factory and retail shop in the Yada district of Sanjo city. This place is very special - overlooking Mount Yahiko, the hills of Echigo plain roll out, showing the beauty of four seasons.
The Marunao Philosophy || All About the Materials
With their expensive understanding and experience in wood, Marunao has very strict standards in terms of the material. They searched the world for the best material to make spoons and chopsticks, which will last for generations and generations. Ebony and Granadillo are Marunao’s favorite material, with its sturdiness and a high degree of specific gravity. To complement the wood, precious metals are used such as 18 carat gold, sterling silver, and brass.