OKUDA TIPS -OHASHI-
Do you know why OHASHI-chopsticks are placed horizontally on the table? OHASHI’s role is to draw a line between the world of sacred nature and the human. People consume sacred food after praying the words of gratitude “ITADAKIMASU”, followed by picking up the OHASHI to unlock the barrier. This is a Japanese way of expressing the spirit of natural worship, respect and humility.