Bean counters of a different kind

Children using chopsticks to transfer beans from a container to a plate in a contest held in Cheongju, some 135km south of Seoul, in South Korea, yesterday. The contest was part of the 2015 Chopstick Festival, billed by organisers as the first of its
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Children using chopsticks to transfer beans from a container to a plate in a contest held in Cheongju, some 135km south of Seoul, in South Korea, yesterday. The contest was part of the 2015 Chopstick Festival, billed by organisers as the first of its kind around the globe, and is part of a joint project to enhance cultural exchange between South Korea, Japan and China. The festival's activities also include a chopstick exhibit at the Cheongju National Museum which traces the history of how chopsticks have evolved in the three countries.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2015, with the headline 'Bean counters of a different kind'. Print Edition | Subscribe