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What is the difference between Chinese and Japanese chopsticks?


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2015-07-17 17:46:15
2015-07-17 17:46:15
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The Japanese one's thinner, rounder and shorter and Chinese ones are thicker and squarish, if you're beginner you should start with the Chinese kind.

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  • The Japanese are rounded near the bottom while the Chinese ones are more flat.
  • Japanese chopsticks are smaller, lighter and easier to use!
  • Chinese chopsticks tend to be broader and more uniform in width throughout their length, whereas Japanese chopsticks tend to be thinner and taper to rounded tips
  • The difference in shape may have been influenced by different eating customs; thinner, pointed chopsticks make it easier to pick up smaller, more delicate, pieces of food where wider and flatter chopsticks make it easier to move food from a bigger serving dish to a smaller eating dish

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There is no difference. Hashi simply means 'chopsticks' in Japanese. The only possible difference would be what they're made of or how they're made, but that varies with the companies that produce them. There is a difference between Japanese and Chinese chopsticks. the big difference is that Japanese chopsticks are blunted to a pointed end, and Chinese chopsticks are blunted to a flat end.

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Japanese people are from Japan and Chinese people are from China.

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I've never heard of a Chinese geisha. It's a Japanese word, and traditionally a Japanese profession.


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