Did you know?: Dos and don’ts with chopsticks

Did you know?: Dos and don’ts with chopsticks

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan
It is a no-no in Japan to pick up food with your chopsticks when it was already held by someone else’s chopsticks. There are many dos and don’ts in Japan, and this one in particular seems innocent, but not so much to Japanese. This dining don’t reminds Japanese of an old tradition – one that involves a dead relative, bones and a crematorium. Google it!



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