Kuaizi Museum in Shanghai, China
For those really interested
in chopsticks visit the Kuaizi Museum in Shanghai. The museum has
collected over 2,000 pairs of chopsticks. The oldest pair is from the
Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD). This may be the smallest museum in
Shanghai. Many of the chopsticks are not on display and instead are kept
in the bank. The owner, Lan Xiang is in his 80's and has also written a
book "Chinese Chopsticks", available in English at Amazon.com. Address:
Shanghai Kuaizi Museum, No.191 Toronto, Metro Line: Dongbaoxing Road
Station. Tel: +86 2156717528.
Chopstick Museum in Obama, Japan
While in Obama you have to visit the Chopstick Museum and Gift Shop.
There you will see the traditional craft of chopstick manufacture and
an exhibit of over 3,000 chopsticks. You can experience making your own
original chopsticks which is quite popular among visitors. See the
Fukui travel website (in English) for more details. Open 7 days a week. Admission required. View Google Map of location. Phone 0770-52-1733, non-English website www.wakasa-hashi.com