EDC Hashi (Chopsticks)

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1000
“Travel Chopsticks” Cedar Park, 2019

こんにちは! How’s it going?

I’ve been carrying a set of hashi (chopsticks) in my EDC bag for many years now, but the ones I use now are these clear plastic ones. I always prefer to use wooden eating utensils because I feel like wood don’t affect the taste of food, but these plastic ones are more hygienic since I don’t always have the chance to wash these right away after using them. I’ll usually wipe them with a napkin, then wrap the tips in a tissue before putting them back in the cloth sleeve until I can wash them properly. Plus, they are less prone to breakage in my bag, which happened to a pair of lacquered wooden chopsticks I used to have. I also used to have a set of kids’ bento box hashi which had its own plastic case, which was pretty good, but the case took up a little too much space in my bag, plus they weren’t full-length so were not very nice to use. So I am happy with my current set-up.

Speaking of carrying chopsticks in EDC, I actually know a couple of people who do the same. My nephew has been carrying his pair of chopsticks for years as well, and we recently gave our son’s girlfriend some chopsticks with rabbit designs as omiyage, and she says she uses them a lot on her school’s campus. Honestly, I don’t use my hashi very often, but they take up such little space and when I do need them, I’m very happy to have them available.

I hope you had a great day!