YEAH! I love sushi, and was planning on making a small tote purse too! Great idea on the chopstick handles, I'll have to try that.
BTW, I went to http://digidemon.com
and bought the "Asian Goodies" set so I could embroider sushi on the purse. It was expensive, but I've got a group of ladies that go out for sushi monthly that said they wanted purses, so I should get the $$ back!