Collection: Chopsticks

Japanese chopsticks are an essential tool for eating and symbolize Japanese culture. There are a few key points about how to use and handle chopsticks properly.

 

Japanese chopsticks are made from various materials, including wood, bamboo, and plastic. Wooden and bamboo chopsticks are particularly popular because they are easy to use and environmentally friendly. For special occasions and celebrations, chopsticks may be colored with lacquer and decorated with gold leaf, among other things.

 

Foreigners tend to prefer chopsticks adorned with elaborate decorations like gold leaf or mother-of-pearl, while Japanese people tend to favor simpler chopsticks made of bamboo or other woods, either plain or with a simple lacquer finish.