March 30, 2003

おはし ohashi

I went to Tokyu Hands to buy chopsticks and a carrying case.My friend Scott carries around his own chopsticks so he can avoid using the disposibles @ restaurants.Makes total sense & you can buy carrying cases everywhere.I bought one for myself and for Dav. I mean if we recycle paper why not this? It's one of those lost traditions that should be revived. Then I saw this bizarre display of cherry blossom viewing costumes to use when you are completely drunk and want to make a fool of yourself.The last 2 pics are of various things to decorate your cell phone with. 2 aisles! I thought I'd get a little something for my hardworking phone but nothing jumped out except this piglet cover which would be a bit too much.

Posted by Mie at March 30, 2003 12:17 PM | TrackBack

saw a television report a few months back on waribashi (disposable wood chopsticks) that many places give to customers, focusing on the ones coming from China. Apparently, many of these chopsticks are made from bamboo that had previously been used as scaffolding at Chinese construction sites. They did an on-screen test with two fish tanks (with fish inside). In one, a bundle of Japanese-made chopsticks was places. In the other, a bundle of suspect chopsticks were places. After a few minutes, the later tank began clouding up, and the fish died! They also toured a Chinese chopsticks factory, a frightening site. The report also talked about how many Japanese restaurants/customers resist the urge to employ plastic chopsticks (why, I didn't catch). At any rate, since seeing this I've been very wary of using any waribashi.

Posted by: Kurt at March 30, 2003 01:00 PM

Oh my gosh. All the more reason to bring and use your own. Never know what is lurky around these days.

Posted by: Mie at March 31, 2003 12:59 PM

I don't like plastic chopsticks. They seem harder to use, because they don't have as much grip. I admit that could be psychological on my part, but I always prefer wooden ones and would rather use the disposable wooden kind than the fancy polished sort. But now that's been ruined for me, thanks a lot Kurt. This bring-your-own concept is interesting though. I can picture a short film where the main character always carries his own set, like a pool shark with his own cue, because eating sushi is an art and he never knows when some California Roll chompin' chump is going to challenge him to a duel.

Posted by: Dav at March 31, 2003 04:44 PM

I've been thinking about this since I got here in Oct. What a good idea...

Posted by: seth at April 3, 2003 03:32 AM
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