"O-HASHI aka CHOPSTICKS" Top 5 Page for this destination Japan Shopping Tip by cheesecake17

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o-hashi could be another souvenier gift, sold at many 100 yen shops...and other places..

What to buy:

There are many kinds of hashi or chopsticks. Those for eating meals, kitchens have another kind for cooking purposes, and for picking up cakes and sweats there is a different kind.

Wood is the principle material, but ivory, bones, tusks, bamboo, and various metals are also used and prices vary with each..

Wood and bamboo hashi are often painted or even decorated with designs.

Each member of the household has his or her chopsticks always placed in a hashi box.

WARIBASHI is a one piece of wood which can be easily pulled apart to make two pieces, as there is a groove made along its length.

This is sanitary and convenient. Once used, it is discarded. This kind is now largely used at restaurants and eating places.

Theme: Local Craft

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  • Updated Jul 20, 2006
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