A complex and time-consuming process!
Making a matcha whisk from bamboo, also known as a chasen, is a complex and time-consuming process that requires skill and patience. The first step is to select a high-quality bamboo that should be at least 3 years old and then dried for several months. Aged bamboo is more flexible and less prone to breaking than fresh bamboo.
The process is much more complex than just cut, split and shape the bamboo. It takes years of training and practices to master the art of making a matcha whisk. These skilled craftsmen are highly respected in Japan for their dedication of this traditional art form.