Chopsticks Conclusion & Facts

How To Use ChopSticks Conclusion

Fig.1 - Chopsticks from Japan

Phew, you made it! You've learned how to use chopsticks! Although you won't be a natural at this immediately after learning, practice makes perfect.

Chopsticks are a fun way to think outside the box in terms of eating. Although originating from East Asian culture and cuisine, the utensils over the years have expanded, resulting in them being as well-known as they are today.

Being associated/grouped with Asian cuisines, many use chopsticks as a form of heritage, families of generations all using the utensils to eat, as well as for interest/niche, brother who learned how to use chopsticks from friend, teaches little sister how to use them and so on.

Interesting Facts About Chopsticks


  1. Using chopsticks involves over 30 joints and 50 muscles in the fingers, wrist, arm, shoulder as well as thousands of nerves.
  2. Fear of chopsticks is called 'Consecotaleophobia.'
  3. February 6th is National Chopstick Day.
  4. Almost one third of the world uses chopsticks every day, about as many as use a knife and fork.
  5. Silver chopsticks were used to test toxicity in food in ancient China. Poison will make silver chopsticks turn black so the royal family uses silver chopsticks to tip them off on the plans of assassins and prevent assassination.
  6. 80 percent of chopsticks made in Japan are made in the little city of Obama, named like President Obama, population about 32,000. There craftsman continue the centuries old traditions of Wakasa lacquered chopsticks.

Chopsticks Design Materials

Characteristics of Chopsticks by Region
China Wood Silver Bamboo
Japan Silver Gold -
Korea Jade Silver Brass