Chopsticks originated in ancient China, the earlist chopsticks appeared in Neolithic Age over 3000 years ago. And later spread to Vietman, Korea and Japan. They can also been found in some areas of Tibet and Nepal.
They are commonly made of bamboo, plastic, wood or stainless steel.
Although small in size, modern science shows that the long-term use of chopsticks can make fingers flexible and minds intelligent as well as physical and mental health.
Chopsticks are not only use as a tool for dinning, but exist in the world as a unique cultural form. Therefore, they have been endowed with many good symbols by Chinese people. In China, delivering chopsticks is sending happiness to people or blessing them to have a healthy baby as soon as possible. Besides this, they are also very suitable for a birthday gift and a wedding present.
Now, let’s practice holding a pair of chopsticks:
First, hold the upper chopsticks like a pencil, about one-third of the way from its top. Next, place the second chopstick against your ring finger, holding it with the bass of the thumb. It should be pointing the same way as the first chopstick. Move the upper chopstick with your thumb, index, and middle finger.
Do you get it?