It's easy to get carried away with the novelty of using chopsticks, but there are some chopstick rules to abide by when eating in Japan according to TripAdvisor Japan. You probably know how to hold your chopsticks competently enough to navigate most food swiftly into your mouth, even if grains of rice might still get lost, but how conscious are you of how you wield your chopsticks at the table?
Shoveling, rummaging, searching and skewering are all frowned upon when it comes to eating with chopsticks, as are waving, pointing and drumming, to mention but a few. Find out what else is best avoided in polite company in the pointers below. There's also a neat reminder on how to hold chopsticks at the end.
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