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Chopstick Festival Returns to Cheongju

Chopsticks exhibition at 2015 Chopsticks Festival.

From 2015 Chopsticks Festival.

CHEONGJU, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Cheongju is hosting a forum in June where chopstick experts from Korea, China, and Japan will gather.  The city hosted the world’s first Chopsticks Festival last year and it plans to present its second this coming November. 

The representatives of the three countries will discuss cooperative issues for the upcoming festival, as well as plans to develop the culture of chopsticks. 

“We’ll be collaborating to uphold the success of the last festival and to create an East Asian cultural community,” said a city official.

One-meter-long chopsticks at 2015 Chopsticks Festival.

One-meter-long chopsticks displayed at 2015 Chopsticks Festival.


The pair priced at approximately 100,000,000 KRW ($84,000).

This pair was priced at approximately 100,000,000 KRW ($84,000).

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