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Japanese Culture: Chopsticks

Transcribed Text: “In Japanese culture, if you’re eating with chopsticks, you shouldn’t put them straight up in your rice bowl, cuz it looks like um, the prayer incense sticks when you go pray to the dead.  And also, you shouldn’t point your chopsticks at people, cuz that’s disrespectful.” This is a Japanese belief and tradition… Continue Reading »