Looking for handling the Japanese Chopsticks art whether you are an expert or beginner, you will find the pair of chopsticks that suits you in your Japanese Temple collection.
Chopsticks also called "hashi" in Japanese, are cultery in Asian countries. Originally, chopstcisk were used as kitchen utensils in China back to 1600 and 1200 BC. However, due to an economic crisis, Chinese people could not offer to have iron cutlery becoming to expensive, so people start to make wooden chopsticks. With time, chopsticks became very popular in Asian countries with a shape adapted to their own culture.
In Japan, chopsticks shape is around 20cm with a pointed catch food sharp at the end unlike other Asian chopsticks. For some western people, handling chopsticks is an inexplicable feat. With some trainings and lunches you will be able to cut, mix, roll, drain and separate your food!
Your Japanese Temple store offers various choice of chopsticks, some wooden choptiskcs with sober design, others with the worked handles or decorated with Japanese patterns. To complete your Japanese tablewear set or to offer to someone, Japanese Temples gives you the the possibility to get your favourite chopsticks in a box of five chopsticks pairs.
Do not use chopsticks to push or prick food.
Never plant your chopsticks vertically in your bowl of rice, nor pass food to someone from chopsticks to chopsticks and even less cross their chopsticks. All these gestures are reserved for the worship of the dead and the ancestors in Buddhism. Making these gestures at the table would then be a sign of bad omen or misfortune.
Chopsticks are only used for eating, so other gestures should be avoided such as licking them, using them with a toothpick, drawing with them or even flying over dishes with their chopsticks without deciding what to take.
Now you have these few main rules in your mind, you can enjoy a good ramen or a sushi platter in the rules of Japanese culinary art.