Many people get annoyed when they hear for the umpteenth time “Wow, you can use chopsticks!” while in Japan.
But a surprising number of people, Japanese included, don’t hold them correctly.
But chopsticks are an essential of daily life in Japan.
They start you off early.
The chopsticks are designed to build muscle memory for when you use real chopsticks.
Like chopsticks with training wheels.
There are so many designs you can get for kids to train them up!