* Hokkaido Travel Tips的部落格

*Hokkaido Travel Tips’ Blog
We compile information on “0 yen tourist spots” and “must-see paid spots with extra benefits” and then keep them in our blog as archives for your convenience. We also introduce the food of Hokkaido and interesting souvenirs to take home.



日本的筷子 / Chopsticks


Chopsticks are used in many countries in Asia. The culture of chopsticks in Japan has several distinguishing features. Japanese chopsticks are made of wood or bamboo, and coated with Urushi (Japanese lacquer), so their beautiful designs are regarded as craft or pieces of art. The reason for being slightly sharpened on one side is to eat fish which has bones. In a typical Japanese family, each person has their own set of chopsticks. Moreover, Waribashi (splittable, single-use chopsticks) are used sometimes. Thinned wood from waste material are used to make them. Hokkaido wood also contributes this recycling wood source, so your waribashi may well be homegrown.

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