In Japan chopsticks (Hashi) came from China in the 12th century and were made of bamboo. It was believed that eating with chopsticks immortal gods and emperors. There are many variations of shapes and sizes of reusable chopsticks, which sometimes present a work of art: they are painted, lacquered, encrusted with mother-of-pearl and decorated with different patterns.
Modern Hasi are of bone, wood (bamboo, pine, cypress, plum, maple, black or purple sandalwood), round or square cross-section with a conical or pyramidal tip.
Varieties of Japanese chopsticks
Now in most restaurants of Japanese cuisine chopsticks disposable (waribashi), made of plastic. Disposable chopsticks are a relatively recent invention, which appeared at the end of last century. Often before use they should, if you haven’t already, break along.
It is believed that chopsticks are training small muscles, developing mental abilities, so in Japan are taught to deal with Hashi from an early age. Instilling in children the desire to master the chopsticks Japanese scientists consider important and relevant for your country task. Confirmation Continue reading