Everything Chopsticks has just added
two new chopsticks
featuring illustrated characters of Japan's J-pop culture. J-pop is an
abbreviation for Japanese pop music and culture. Now J-pop culture has
come to chopsticks. Each chopstick has a cute drawing of a J-pop cartoon
character and her accompanying cuddly mate.
first chopstick style features Ami with her little brown teddy bear. The second has Min-Min
and her pet panda. Both are colorful illustrations on white pearlescent
chopsticks. The chopsticks are 8-3/8 inches long, a length that is
typical for women and young adults. Each style is $9.50 per pair.
refers to Western-influenced Japanese popular music with roots in
Japanese traditional and folk music. Its popularity has made the music
industry in Japan one of the biggest industries in the world, on course
to overtake the United States as the world's largest music market. J-pop
musicians often tour around Asia, especially China, Taiwan, Thailand,
Australia and South Korea, spawning offshoots such as K-pop, Korea's pop
music and popular artists such as PSY and his Gangnam Style.
music has become an integral facet of Japanese culture. It is used
everywhere including art, anime, fashion, movies and television. The
music typically has a frenetic rapid pace which can be difficult for
Western people to appreciate.
These new J-pop chopsticks embody
kawaii (pronounced ka-wa-ee), a Japanese term meaning “cute” and
“beautiful”. Cuteness is a highly valued aesthetic quality in Japanese
society and pop culture.
The chopsticks are available today at
Everything Chopsticks features over 400 unique and interesting
chopsticks from around the world including artisan chopsticks of
Wakasa, Nishijin and Washi, along with luxury Chinese chopsticks and chopsticks from Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States.
About Everything Chopsticks
Everything Chopsticks (
http://EverythingChopsticks.com) has been a leading provider of chopsticks since 2005, specializing in quality chopsticks from Asian cultures around the world.