Japanese Chopstick

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    Put away your forks, here are the chopsticks!

    A traditional Japanese dish can be enjoyed with chopsticks. The use of these little sticks as cutlery would come from China between the years between the 16th and 11th centuries BC. Their invention is attributed to Yu the Great , the first emperor of China.

    The monarch fearing murder bans any sharp objects in court, including utensils. One day, in his impatience to eat a dish too hot to be eaten by hand, he used two small branches plucked from a tree like a claw.

    The use of chopsticks would be synonymous with kindness and kindness. The food must be previously cut into easily consumable pieces with chopsticks by the cook or the host. He thus avoids this trouble for his guest.

    From a practical point of view, a Japanese wand makes it possible to handle food in a variety of ways. It allows food to be seized, cut, mixed, rolled up and drained. From an aesthetic point of view, there are several types of chopsticks. From objects of simple manufacture in lacquered wood to those bearing motifs or other traditional (or modern) Japanese ornaments, we find something for all tastes. We offer you a wide choice of Japanese chopsticks in this collection to attack your Bentos.

    You have to be firm and flexible at the same time

    It's not just the set of practical features or the aesthetic qualities of the chopsticks that impress. There is also how to use them at the table. Asians do it with so much dexterity that it sounds like child's play. This can be the same for non-natives as well, with a bit of practice. Handling Japanese chopsticks is not about using artist brushes, but it's just like. Here's how to use chopsticks at the table when you eat Japanese:

    • Step 1 : Catch one of the chopsticks with your middle finger and thumb. Place the thickest end at the joint of the thumb and index finger and rest the thinner end on the middle finger. This first wand must be held firmly, it is the anchor, it remains fixed. It's a bit like holding a pencil but positioned lower in your hand. Another way to hold the anchor is to place it not against the middle finger but rather the ring finger and use the index finger to hold it in place.

    • Step 2 : Then take the second wand between your index finger and thumb. It's the moving wand. Move it closer to the anchor with thumb and index finger movements. Make sure you have a good grip on the wand and that both are aligned properly. The chopsticks must be superimposed and not cross each other to be able to catch the food. If you're having trouble doing it, try tapping them on a table to get there.

    • Step 3 : Practice separating and bringing your chopsticks together like pliers by only activating the stick between your thumb and index finger. Try using it on small pieces of food first. It's easier by grabbing chopsticks at a 45 degree angle. As you go, try to catch objects (foods) of different sizes and texture. First rice cakes and then noodles why not?

    Japanese Wand Instructions

    At a typical Japanese table, there are certain ethical rules to follow when using chopsticks. Depending on how to hold his chopsticks, it can be said whether a person is refined or educated. For example, chopsticks should only be used to gently grab food and not push or prick it.

    We must also be careful not to make certain gestures at the table that are part of the cult of the dead. Planting chopsticks upright in a bowl of rice or dispense with chopstick food is a sign of bad omen and unhappiness. Actions, therefore, to avoid so as not to scandalize other guests.

    It is also indecent to point at someone with their chopsticks, to put them down after they have finished eating, crossing them. Rather, you have to lay them flat side by side on a baguette pose ...

    Do not use chopsticks for any purpose other than eating. They are not for licking, to be used as toothpicks, not for drawing. It is likewise seen with a bad eye to fly over the dishes with his chopsticks while remaining indecisive.

    Taste your traditional dishes in the traditional way. A Japanese dish has that much more flavor than when it is enjoyed like a real Japanese in one of the many restaurants that one of these big cities like Tokyo has. Browse through our collection of chopsticks and be sure to find all your happiness there.

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