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Japanese Tsuge Wood Comb with Decorative Carving

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Traditional Japanese "Tokigushi" Comb

Handcrafted and Beautifully Carved From Tsuge (Boxwood)

Bring out the best in your hair. The smooth, seamless teeth glide effortlessly through hair without snagging and causing breakage, and without scraping scalp. You will never want to use synthetic combs again.


Perfect length for engaging all teeth without overloading. Curved grip for comfortable hold and balance at various angles without bending wrist.

If you use Camellia oil, this comb will save you money since you get much more even and better coverage by using less oil.


Reduces frizz, since wood does not generate static electricity (which synthetic combs do). Works with your hair, rather than against it.

Polished, Seamless Teeth Inhibit Hair Damage & Split-ends

Polished teeth caress hair instead of fighting it.Teeth are seamless and smooth all around, unlike plastic combs with rough lines in between teeth (left from the molding process) which snag and damage hair.

Micro Pores Help Bring Out Hair's Natural Beauty and Shine

Maintains optimal and balanced levels of moisture and oil throughout your hair, promoting natural shine and gloss. In contrast to plastic, wood teeth have microscopic pores which pick up and re-distribute scalp's natural sebum and any oil you apply in a thin, even layer throughout hair.

Overall Size - 10.5 cm long
Teeth - 2.3 mm pitch
Material -  Aged Tsuge Boxwood. Pre-soaked with Camellia oil and ready to use. Distinctive carving adds to natural beauty of this comb.
Handcrafted in Japan
Comes with case and 5ml Camellia oil

Japanese lady combing hair with tsuge wood comb

About Tsuge and Tokigushi Combs

Tsuge, also known as boxwood, is one of the densest, hardest types of wood. This is one reason why Tsuge combs can be crafted to such high polish and finish.

Most other hard woods are brittle, which makes them vulnerable to shattering. Tsuge is notable in the sense that its extreme hardness is combined with its remarkable flexibility.

The Process

Boxwood is a small tree, which grows extremely slowly. This is one reason why it is so dense. The wood is harvested from trees which are at least 35 years old, cleaned and fumigated, and undergo a long drying process in special warehouses for at least 10 years. After that, pieces with best wood grain are carefully selected for handcrafting — undergoing multiple steps involving rough-shaping, carving, polishing and soaking with Camellia oil.  

Tokigushi is the traditional Japanese comb for all-around everyday use. Gushi (or kushi) in Japanese means comb. Toki (a variation of the verb "toku") means untangling.

How to Care for Your Comb

With proper care, Tsuge combs last for years and years, and get softer and more polished with time. The wood becomes naturally darker and richer in color. Tsuge combs render their best performance when regularly cleaned with Camellia oil.

  • 5ml Aya Japanese Camellia (Tsubaki) oilUse a soft toothbrush and a few drops of Camellia oil to clean your comb. Wipe with a soft cloth.
  • Keep your comb protected in your purse or your vanity drawer, as you would your high quality accessories.

Every comb comes with a 5 ml bottle of our best Tsubaki (Camellia) oil.

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Product Reviews

  1. Beautiful

    Posted by Kate Murphy on 2nd Feb 2019

    Beautiful comb and lovely purse to protect it. I will treasure this, l love the products from Wawaza and they add some free samples which is great.

  2. Excellent!! Just gorgeous!!

    Posted by Judith on 4th Nov 2017

    Very nice product. Shipping was very fast to the US and the packaging was just as pretty. Very happy!!!

  3. Stunningly Beautiful

    Posted by Kristina on 21st Oct 2016

    Arrived in record time, comes in a beautiful strong silk bag and tames even my stubborn locks.

  4. cinderella's comb

    Posted by santina on 22nd Jul 2015

    oh my friends, it is just magical! i found myself to feel like Cinderella while brushing her hairs ! really, it brought me to another dimension, the aroma is lovely, the dimensions are perfect for every bag.i could see the difference as soon i put it into my hair for the very first brush. and then, of course, the silk-little-thing to protect it! ohhhhhh :-) thank you

  5. Hello Healthy Hair and Scalp

    Posted by Amy on 7th Jun 2015

    I am grateful to WAWAZA for Loving Women's Hair so much that they made and sell this AMAZING yet understated Comb of EXCELLENCE ;) I used it for the first time today and I know it is The God Send I have been waiting for "My Empress Comb". I Am Happy and The Camille Oil is Fantastic and the Seaweed Shampoo and Conditioner are too;) Thank You and Namaste

  6. Mom is Awestruck!

    Posted by b0hemian on 3rd May 2015

    56 years ago, Mom left home and had to leave behind her tsuge comb. After I heard that story, I bought this tsuge comb with the handle embellished with sakura carving. LOVELIER in person than online! Mom was speechless yet was all smiles. She truly appreciates the craftsmanship put into this comb and was very happy to receive the sample tea and the small washcloth. It all reminded her of home, since Wawaza is in her home town. I’m glad that Wawaza exists; it maintains the bond between me and Mom. FAST shipping and no hidden damages in-transit. I will be ordering one of these combs for myself to use during the day (I use the cleansing comb at night) and a bottle of the Camelia oil to refill both of our 5 mL bottles for our combs. Thank you, Wawaza, for making my mom’s spirit sing!

  7. Love it !!!

    Posted by Laurie on 22nd Aug 2013

    Very beautiful Tsuge wood comb and beautiful case!
    Soft for my hair <3

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