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Do not pass the food from your chopsticks to another pair of chopsticks. This practice is only used in cemeteries to pick up the bones of the deceased.

2. Saguri-bashi

Do not use your chopsticks to “explore” what is inside the food.

3. Chigiri-bashi

Do not use your chopsticks as fork and knife. It is impolite to hold the chopsticks with two hands.

4. Watashi-bashi

When you finish your meal, try not to lay your chopsticks on the bowl or plate. Instead, use the chopstick rest or put it at the edge of a tray.

5. Sashi-bashi

Do not treat your chopsticks like a fork. Sticking the chopsticks into your food is not advisable even if the food is slippery.

6. Tataki-bashi

Do not use the chopsticks like drumsticks. It will not impress the Japanese if you make music out of the plates and bowls with your chopsticks.

7. Neburi-bashi

Oh the manga might looks cute with the chopsticks inside the mouth, however, this should be avoided. Licking your chopsticks is seen as an impolite gesture by the Japanese.

8. Yose-bashi

Do not move the food in the plate with your chopsticks. Use your hand to move it closer to you instead.

9. Mayoi-bashi

Make up your mind which food you would like to take before hand out your chopsticks. It is considered impolite to wave your chopsticks around the food.

10. Namida-bashi

When dipping your food on soy sauce or other liquids, make sure the liquid does not drip when you put the food inside your mouth.

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