abcdefg Posted May 20, 2018 at 03:00 AM Report Share Posted May 20, 2018 at 03:00 AM It's a lazy Sunday morning and I wanted to ask a small historical question that definitely does *not* have any earth-shattering consequences. I was re-watching an episode from "War of Three Kingdoms" earlier this week (episode 12) and came across a scene in which a character (Cao Cao) is eating a simple meal at home alone. He appears to be using really long chopsticks. Much longer than ones in common use today. At first I thought it might be a trick of cinema perspective, but it was consistent from different camera angles. This series has been very historically accurate with details such as weapons of war, and I got to wondering if chopsticks back then, late Han Dynasty, were simply longer than they are now. Here's a snapshot of my daily use chopsticks beside a pair used for cooking or serving 共筷子。Cellphone and wristwatch for size comparison. Anybody know? Like I said at the start, this is definitely not a life or death question: Just the product of an idle mind while sipping Pu'er tea on a quiet morning and I apologize in advance for wasting your time. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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