"Randen Pato Train" Chopsticks Made"Bridge" to the Safety and Security13 January 2015 - Traffic
Chopsticks have been made in the design of "Randen Pato Train" or the Randen tram painted like a police car. Randen is a railway line that operates mainly in Ukyo Ward, Kyoto. The chopsticks, or "Hashi" in Japanese, are sold as "Kake-hashi" or a bridge to "safety and security."
"Pato Train" has been operating since 2011 to promote traffic safety and crime prevention. Local NPO, "Minorino Mori Gekijyo," proposed the chopsticks to raise the safety awareness of many people, even at the table.
The chopsticks are made of resin and are 19.5 centimeters long. A "Pato Train" car is painted on the upper portion of the chopsticks. A pair of the chopsticks costs 650 yen, and is available at Randen's Arashiyama Station, in Ukyo Ward, and other places. For more information, call the NPO at 075-882-3309 (Inquiries in Japanese only).(translated by Galileo, Inc.)