A necessity in Japanese culture
Tokyo [Japan], September 24 (ANI): Chopsticks have been used by people for over three thousand years in Japan. But in this kindergarten in Tokyo, there is a new experience for children who like to use them while eating their meals.
The beginning of the use of chopsticks in Japan is a mystery. Some people say that it is from China, but the Japanese have perfected it for many purposes and even have a particular culture and customs associated with them.
This company has been making handmade chopsticks for over a hundred years and has great advice on how to choose the best size chopsticks to fit the hand.
“In Japan, we measure the distance between the thumb and the vertical index finger and the best size for easy use of chopsticks is one and a half ‘Hata’ size,” said Seiichiro Ishiga, manager of Hyozaemon Company.
There are many shapes and designs of chopsticks and it is up to the customer to choose the one that matches their taste and feel.
There is also a special set of foldable chopsticks.
“This kind of chopstick set was presented at the G7 and G20 summits by the Japanese government to foreign leaders. Their names were printed on the chopstick, like this set that was presented to British Prime Minister Cameron,” said Seiichiro Ishiga.
Another cool thing about these chopsticks is that they are made from a recycled baseball bat.
And to promote the use of chopstick culture, there is a special association of chopstick teachers who visit the school to teach children the correct way to use them as they are part of Japanese culture and are an important part of enjoy traditional Japanese Washoku cuisine and cuisine.
“The chopstick culture association regularly conducts chopstick tests, and it’s not just to look at the level of use, but also, we look at knowledge about the culture and manners, and then we deliver a chopsticks license, “said Kyoko Tokita, chopsticks teacher.
Chopsticks in Japan are used in several ways, such as catching, cutting or picking up.
Many countries are interested in learning more about Japanese chopstick culture and its unique use. (ANI)