Traveling to Japan? Impress Dinner Guests With Proper Chopstick Etiquette
Chopsticks, one of the nation's leading providers of chopsticks,
provides the most important etiquette rules for using chopsticks.
Learning the chopstick etiquette of Japan will impress dinner guests
whether traveling to Japan or dining at the local Japanese or sushi
Eugene, Oregon (PRWEB) May 02, 2013
chopsticks etiquette will impress chefs, hosts and diner guests. For
people traveling to Japan or simply dining at the local Japanese or
Sushi restaurant, Everything Chopsticks, one of the nation's leading
providers of chopsticks, offers some important etiquette rules when
dining with chopsticks.
Do not rub disposable wood or bamboo
chopsticks together after breaking apart. This implies the chopsticks
are cheap or inferior. When not in use, set the chopsticks handles to
the right, tips to the left. Place the tips on a chopstick rest if one
Do not spear food with your chopsticks. Food that is
too difficult to pickup with chopsticks should be picked up with a
spoon instead. Do not point your chopsticks at other diners or wave your
chopsticks in the air as this is considered vulgar behavior.
have an important role in the Japanese funeral ceremony. Therefore
there are a few gestures to avoid as they symbolize death or a function
of the ceremony. Do not stick chopsticks vertically into a bowl of rice
or place chopsticks crossed on a plate or table. Do not pass or grab
food directly from one pair of chopsticks to another.
finished eating, again place the chopsticks handles to the right, tips
to the left. If using disposable chopsticks, called waribashi, place the
chopsticks back into the paper wrapper.
Knowing how to use
chopsticks with proper etiquette is important and satisfying. Learn more
about chopsticks etiquette in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and
Taiwanese cultures at
The Definitive Guide to Chopsticks Etiquette Around the World.
About Everything Chopsticks
Everything Chopsticks (
has been a leading provider of chopsticks since 2005, and specializes
in quality chopsticks from Asian cultures around the world.