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.
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 chopstick rests or chopstick holders. Chopstick rests are used to keep chopsticks from rolling off the table as well as a sanitary precaution. More often found in restaurants then in ones home, they can be made from many materials including wood, glass, clay, porcelain, minerals, and semi-precious stones. They can even be made from folded paper for an origami style chopstick rest.
In Japan, chopstick rests are used at fancy dinners where they are place on the front left hand side of the food with the chopsticks parallel to the table. Our selection of chopstick rests range from origami cranes chopsticks rest to porcelain chopsticks rest. While you pick out a chopstick rest, donít forget the chopsticks! Take a look at our large variety of chopsticks coming in a myriad of sizes, colors, and materials.
Ceramic or porcelain is a popular material used for chopstick holders. In Japan, Chopstick holders are 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.