Chopstick Museums

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 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

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