Yamachiku has been solely focusing on making bamboo chopsticks since its establishment in 1963. Throughout the years, most Japanese bamboo products has been substituted by plastic or cheap bamboo products which are imported from abroad. Yamachiku wants to change this trend and continues to focus on making chopsticks from quality bamboo cultivated and harvested in their region. Bamboo is a sustainable and renewable source of material in Japan, not to mention the rich culture surrounding the use of bamboo in daily products. By focusing on using only bamboo, they carry on the knowledge of bamboo product making to the future generations. If you use them once, you will understand that a good quality bamboo chopstick does make a difference.