#197: Wari-bashi (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)


#197: Tsuma-yoji (Toothpick) (category: daily necessities)

Tsuma-yoji (Toothpick) Japan

"Tsuma-yoji" or just "yoji" is the Japanese name of toothpick. They are very small sticks made of wood or bamboo. The Japanese word "tsuma" is another pronunciation of "tsume (meaning nail)" and "yoji" indicates a twig.

In Japan, when a wari-bashi (refer to #196) is offered in many places like diners and convenience stores (refer to #166), it is often along with a wooden tsuma-yoji in a paper or plastic bag.

Tsuma-yoji (Toothpick)

(Monday, February 16th, 2015)    See Archive

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