You might think this is a common Shirodake Chashaku, but you are very much mistaken! Take a closer look and you will notice two big differences. First, this Chashaku has no node (the joint usually found in the middle of the scoop). Second, this Chashaku is made from a special part of white bamboo which is ribbed (see additional image above). A very rare and beautiful Chashaku! Made from Japanese bamboo in Takayama, Nara, Japan.