In Japan, we use chopsticks everyday.
(Some people eat spaghetti with them too! I can't since it's too slippery.)
But not so many people have made their own chopsticks.
Our chopstick workshop started at 10 am.
People first choose the wood they liked by sight without actually knowing what type of woods they are.
Saburo, the instructor, brought about 20 different kinds.
Each looks, smells, and feels so different from one another.
Everyone picked what he/she liked at the first impression and started carving.
It was a quiet peaceful moment when everyone was concentrating on their work.
The picture above was provided by Arcy, one of the participants.