*points at icon*
that, my friends, is Miroku. said character is a monk from Japan, about 500 years ago, according to canon.
he keeps his right hand gloved in purple cloth and keeps a string of prayer beads wrapped around his hand because there is a void in the palm of his hand. the beads' spiritual powers keep the void in check.
now that that's out of the way, here's my set of questions:
- in Japan, how are left handed people treated in modern times? 500 years ago?
- is there any stigma surrounding naturally left handed people in Japan? now versus 500 years ago?
- for a right handed person whose right hand is ridden with so much pain that he can't use it, how difficult would it be for him to use chopsticks left handed?
- (canon question about my character) - does Miroku tend to use his right hand for eating with chopsticks? is there anything he does left handed that is normally something a right handed person would do right handed?
thanks in advance.