1) Never use your hand to catch falling food
2) Avoid using your teeth to bite food in half
3) Never mix wasabi into your soy sauce
4) Don’t invert the lid of your bowl
5) Don’t place clam shells in the bowl’s lid or on a separate plate
6) Don’t hold your chopsticks before picking up your bowl
7) Don’t hover or touch food without taking it, and always pause to eat your rice
8) Never rest your chopsticks across the top of your bowl
9) Don’t use the opposite end of your chopsticks to take food from a communal plate
10) Never raise your food above your mouth
Read MORE about these rules HERE! ^^
Rachel & Jun – I love this couple’s Youtube movies.
In this one, they interview Japanese natives about how they think of foreigners. Do you really want to hear? ^^
I found this article via my friend Hide and I must say that I agree to a lot of it.
When you come to Japan – and if you are a westerner – there will be soooo many things to get amazed of.
You can read the article here:
10 things Japan gets awesomely right
We have a lot of customs and rules when it comes to “eating in a mannered way” here in the western world and I actually don’t know much about it… Like which fork to use to which desert and so on.
Usually it doesn’t matter if you’re not eating with the King or something like that anyway.
Other manners are quite obvious and some are not. For instance, in almost every restaurant in Sweden, we have toothpicks so people can clean their teeths after dinner. I was about to do it once when I was eating with my Peruvian niece and she got so disgusted when I grabbed the toothpick so she looked away. It’s apparantly not accepted in Peru.
Here, this girl explains some eating manners in Japan that are actually modern, so they might be good to know!