Samurai Chopsticks: Okita Souji
Chopsticks are one of the most used way of eating here in Japan! But they are now used worldwide! These cute chopsticks are based off of the katana that Okita Souji used during his warring era. These chopsticks have a katana handle base and they also come with a kakedai (Japanese katana display stand) so you can display these finely made chopsticks for people to see them when you aren't using them to eat your meals!! But of course you don't have to use them if you're simply going to use them as decoration as a collector, which is also a great way to keep these chopsticks in top shape. We suggest that you hand wash these chopsticks after use as using a washing machine might damage these great chopsticks.
About the Samurai:
Okita Souji was a famous samurai, and a captain of the first unit in the Shinsengumi. He was said to be one of the best swordsmen in the Shinsengumi. Throughout his time serving in the Shinsengumi, he was said to have been close to Hijikata, almost like brothers, but there is no records of this being so. he was also the second to Sannan Keisuke's seppuku. Okita, being incredibly skilled with the katana, also came up with his own technique, sandazuki, which roughly translates into 'three point thrust' which would attack the opponents neck, and both shoulders in one movement. Okita came down with tuberculosis, which many believe is what led him to an early death.