Chopsticks, First Generation

Wooden chopsticks packaged in a white and green paper slip-cover display the first generation logo for the Advaned Fresh Concepts Corporation. The pair of chopsticks are actually one piece that the customer easily splits into two.
The corporation’s decision to manufacture disposable chopsticks is intended to provide a more authentic sushi eating experience. Chopsticks are versatile utensils but require skill, and are particularly useful in picking up fine garnishes. These types of disposable chopsticks are often widely distributed and used for packaged lunch at supermarkets in Japan, holding not only a convenience value but also a cultural one. The lack of instructions or directional images on these chopsticks assumes the consumer to have enough knowledge of its use.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1980s
Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (part material)
overall: 8 in x 1 1/8 in; 20.32 cm x 2.8575 cm
place made
United States
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accession number
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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