Kuromiji (also Kuro Momiji, Lindera umbellata, or Black Maple) trees are small trees (less than 3 meters) that grow wild on the edges of forests. They are very expensive as the tree gives off an antiseptic, lemon flavored taste that freshens your breath.
Here are some for sale on the Internet:
KUROMOJI / Wooden Sweet Pick. Due to dry environments, kuromoji may warp. Soak in water and gently bend to reshape before using.
Individual sweet picks 20/box, No. 6 (18cm) $13.00 ,
Chopsticks: Large kuromoji pair; 9 1/2 inches long $6.00, Small kuromoji pair; 8 1/2 inches long $5.00
Of course our toothpicks are not the machine-made, mass-produced items you find anywhere, but hand-crafted, quality toothpicks made from “kuromoji” or spicewood (lindera). Kuromoji is a member of the camphor (linden) family, and besides its fine aroma, it is flexible and hard to break, making it an ideal material for toothpicks.In addition to regular-use toothpicks, we also make toothpicks to use like a fork for eating slices of fruit or Japanese sweets. Depending on the product, toothpicks might be packaged in a wooden box, or individually wrapped in paper, etc.Choose some of our toothpicks for your own personal use, and they make wonderful gift items as well.
In wooden box