In Chinese, chopsticks
are called Kuai-Zi, which means "quick little fellows". Usually they are 9 to 10 inches long, rectangular shaped with blunt ends. Japanese chopsticks initially have a resemblance to tweezers, with two pieces joined together at one end and made from bamboo. During the 10th century they became two pieces and are slightly shorter then the Chinese chopsticks, around 7 to 8 inches, rounded and tapered to a point.Chopsticks
are a crucial part of Asian culture. They come in all shapes and sizes; from golden chopsticks engraved with calligraphy to disposable bamboo wari-bashi. Chopsticks are believed to have developed over 5000 years ago in China. During that period, the Asian man would pick his food from the fire by using sticks or branches from trees. By 500 A.D chopsticks has spread from China to countries like Korea, Vitenam and Japan. Chopsticks gained popularity throughout Asia in no time.
When eating food with chopsticks
, sometimes you need to keep them down while you sip a glass of water or simply to take a break from eating. Therefore you need chopsticks rest.
A chopstick holder
or a chopstick rest
is called hashioki in Japanese. A chopstick holder is a small tableware item where you can rest your chopsticks. The purpose of a chopstick holder is to keep the chopstick tips off the table, to prevent contamination of used chopsticks and to prevent chopsticks from rolling off the table. Chopstick holders are usually found more in restaurants then in homes. A Chopstick holder is available in many shapes and is made from wood, clay, galss, porcelain and even precious metals like jade. Ceramic is a popular material used for chopstick holder.
In Japan a Chopstick holder is used in formal dinners and kept in the front left side of the dishes. The chopsticks are placed parallel to the table edge with the points towards the left. When you have a chopstick holder, make sure you donít rest your chopstick on your plate. You should also make sure your chopstick is not pointing at any person.
You also get a chopstick holder that is designed to help people enclose the chopsticks while they learn how to use them. This chopstick holder creates a hinge which will hold the chopstick together so that you donít have to struggle with them. For this type of chopstick holder, silicon and other flexible materials are used. In Asia, this type of chopstick holder is used by children because the assumption is that an adult knows how to use them and therefore they are known as kidís chopstick holders.
Another type of chopstick holder comes in form of cases which are use to store chopsticks. These are travel chopsticks.
Bamboo is another common material used in a chopstick holder. A bamboo chopstick holder is environment friendly. Bamboo and wood are not expensive and have natural antibiotic properties. Both materials are heat resistant and taste neutral. Using bamboo chopstick holders is eco friendly.
We offer you a great variety of chopstick holders ranging from origami chopstick holders to porcelain chopstick holders. We are chopstick holder importers as well as chopstick holder suppliers