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Rice Etiquette

The informant learned this folk custom when traveling to Japan.

“Ok, so in Japan when you eat your sushi, you’re supposed to dip your fish first into the soy sauce, not the rice, because the rice is like white, and it’s supposed to be pure, when it goes into your mouth.”

She believes that it has a higher meaning for Japanese people but only practices it herself to be polite.