If you’re in America, you probably first experienced chopsticks when you were eating Chinese takeout. Although they’re a staple of Chinese-American foods, the Japanese use them much more than we do. And their history dates back to Ancient Japan as well.

There are dozens of options for chopsticks in the world today. But where did they come from? Why are they used in so much Asian food?

This fantastic video includes so much information on chopsticks, including the art and craft of making them, that I don’t want to spoil the whole thing for you.

Chopsticks: History, Art and Food