20th Generation Master

Tango Tanimura is the 20th generation of arguably the most famous Chasen making family in Japan.

His family have been honing their craft for over 500 years, and his Chasen are used by the Grand Masters of both the Urasenke and Mushakōjisenke tea ceremony schools.

They were honoured by being the designated supplier of Chasen to the Tokugawa Shogun, who in turn bestowed the family with the name ‘Tango’. It has been used as the professional name by each generation of craftsmen in the family since.

We have a wide range of utensils by Tanimura-san including Chasen (bamboo whisk), Chashaku (bamboo scoop), Hishaku (water ladle), and more featured below: