Elementary Stories

The Chinese began using chopsticks over years ago. The Chinese name for , kuai-zi, means ‘quick little fellows’ in . By 500 AD people were using chopsticks in Vietnam, Korea Japan.

In Japan chopsticks were originally considered precious and were only for religious ceremonies.

Chopsticks can be made from a variety materials; bamboo, wood, gold, silver, ivory, pewter and plastic. Bamboo the most popular material because it is cheap, easy cut, doesn’t get hot and has no taste or .



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