Do you know how to use chopsticks taboo?

Habits / Food

Many tourists who come to Japan from abroad buy traditional Japanese chopsticks. Since I work for a foreign-affiliated company, I sometimes go sightseeing in Tokyo with many foreigners, and they buy chopsticks.

 

Then, they are asked about how to use and manners, but when asked about Japanese people, they find it ambiguous and reconfirm about chopsticks and manners.

 

スポンサーリンク

Material

Chopsticks are not only used in Japan, but also widely used in East Asia. In Japan, wood or bamboo is used as the material, but in other countries in East Asia, some are made of metal or ivory. Recently, many plastic products are found regardless of the country.

スポンサーリンク

Taboo on how to use chopsticks in Japan

 

About taboos on how to use chopsticks in Japan. There are many Japanese people who use chopsticks with bad manners. Poor manners will pollute the elegant Japanese culture. It is said that there is no so-called product. However, some of the following taboo examples are not taboo in other East Asian countries in Japan.

 

Bring chopsticks

 

Pull the tableware to your hand with chopsticks.

 

Direct chopsticks

 

Take a large plate of food with your own chopsticks without using tori chopsticks.

 

(In some cases, it is recommended to use direct chopsticks. In China and the Korean Peninsula, direct chopsticks are a sign of friendship.)

 

Duplicated chopsticks

 

Keep eating only one food.

 

Lick chopsticks

 

Lick the food on the chopsticks with your mouth.

この記事が気に入ったら
いいね ! しよう