What are the characters shown in the following chopsticks packaging?

I've no idea what the first character is and the Chinese speakers at the restaurant at which I was given this package couldn't identify it either.

The second character appears to be 箸, a classical and dialectical word for chopsticks. However, that leaves me curious as to why there's a dot at the right-hand side of the 者 component.

Chopsticks Packaging

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御 royal; imperial

箸 chopsticks

The dot at the right-hand side of the 者 component is due to different typefaces.

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  • 御箸 is the Japanese word ohashi, where 御 (o-) is an honorific prefix.
    – dROOOze
    Commented Feb 19, 2020 at 14:17

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