Japan decorates its primarily bamboo and wooden chopsticks with a special lacquer derived from natural sources. This lacquer, aside from its aesthetic appeal, is recognised for its natural composition which makes it safe for food contact.
Japanese chopsticks, shorter and tapered at the tip, emphasize fine movements, ensuring both elegance and safety in every bite. Everyone in Japan uses utensils tailored to their size, often with the safety and quality of natural lacquer in mind.
The eco-friendly practice of carrying personal reusable chopsticks, known as "My Hashi", is not only gaining popularity in Japan but also highlights the commitment to safe, sustainable, and hygienic dining using natural products.