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Why in Japan only eat with chopsticks

Why in Japan only eat with chopsticks


The first sticks were invented about 3,000 years ago, they were invented by the Chinese. They were more like tongs, they are made from bamboo.

They were initially designed for ease of cooking. Forceps was very convenient to flip and get food. Catch the hot pieces of food, not the cook burned his hands. Holding the sticks between your own product, he tried his willingness, took out the finished products, laid a new batch. The length of sticks was 38 cm for the meal they were soon shortened to 25 cm Later this tradition was continued by other peoples, including the Japanese. In Japan they are called “Hashi”.

Don’t eat with spoons and forks not only Japanese and Chinese and Koreans and Vietnamese.

With portioned meals all is clear, clamped the piece between the chopsticks and sent him in her mouth. What about liquid dishes? Maybe the Japanese don’t eat soups? Eat, only kind of. Entrees are served in tall bowls, first they catch the liquid from the pieces, and then drink the broth.

The Japanese argue that to continue not going to eat with spoons and forks. They don’t want to eat metal things. Sticks same wooden, natural. By the way, our ancestors also ate from wooden spoons. Maybe you have a point?

Traditionally the Khasi are made of wood, as a material used bamboo, cypress, maple, plum. Hashi in its cross section can be rounded or square. Their color, reveal the varnish, coated with nacre. Beautiful rendition sticks are not ashamed to present as a gift. The couple gratefully accept them as a gift, because it is a symbol of unity and inseparability. Wands traditionally are considered a personal item, so to give them for use to another person is not prenatal. For these purposes, there are disposable Hashi. Keep Hashi in special supports called hashioki.

Eastern people are different self-improvement, they have long noticed that the work sticks stimulates there are about 40 of vital points. Trains fine motor skills of the fingers, which positively affects the mental development of man. As soon as the little Japanese guy is one year old, it was used to teach the art of handling chopsticks. Kids who master this skill at an early age develop faster than their peers, receiving food from a spoon.

The Japanese only during the year spend more than 30 billion sticks, in order to preserve their living spaces wood for Hashi to buy in China and Russia.

I think there are sticks need people with a big appetite. Judge for yourself, to fill your mouth with a spoon is much easier than wielding sticks. While trying to grab the next small portion of food, you can manage to chew already got in your mouth food. The feeling of filling of the stomach comes in 15-20 minutes after start of meal, how much you can manage to destroy during this period of time food? Much more than required by our body. In addition, the stomach easier to digest mashed food.