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【日本】Dining Etiquette 用餐礼仪

1.Japaneserestaurantsoftenprovideasmallhottowelcalledanoshibori.Thisistowipeyourhandsbutnotyourface.YoumayseesomeJapanesewipingtheirfaceswiththeiroshibori,butsometimesthisisconsideredbadform.Ifyoumustuseyouroshiborionyourface,wipeyourfacefirst,thenyourhands.Whenyouarefinishedwithyouroshibori,donotjusttossitbackontothetable:foldorrollitup.

2.There’snotabooagainstslurpingyournoodlesoup,thoughwomenaregenerallylessboisterousaboutitthanmen.

3.Pickupthesoupbowlanddrinkdirectlyfromit,ratherthanleaningoverthetabletosipit.Takethefishorvegetablesfromitwithyourchopsticks.Returnthelidtothesoupbowlwhenyouarefinished.Thericebowl,too,istobepickedupandheldinonehandwhileyoueatfromit.

4.Ifyou’renotaccustomedtoeatingwithchopsticks,askforaforkinstead.Whentakingfoodfromashareddish,donotusethepartofthechopstickthathasenteredyourmouthtopickupamorsel.Instead,usetheendthatyouhavebeenholdinginyourhand.Neverleaveyourchopsticksstickinguprightinyourfood;thisishowriceofferingsatfuneralsarearranged.Instead,restchopsticksontheedgeofthetray,bowl,orplatebetweenbitesandattheendofthemeal.Don’tpointorgesturewithchopsticks,orlicktheends.

5.Whendrinkingwithafriend,don’tpouryourown.Takethebottleandpourfortheotherperson.Shewillinturnreachforthebottleandpourforyou.TheJapanesewillattempttotopyourdrinkoffaftereveryfewsips.

6.TheJapanesedon’tpoursaucesontheirriceinatraditionalmeal.Saucesareintendedfordippingfoodslightly,notfordunkingorsoaking.

7.Amongfauxpasthatareconsiderednearlyunpardonable,theworstperhapsisblowingyournose.Excuseyourselfandleavetheroomifthisbecomesnecessary.

8.AlthoughMcDonald’sandHäagen-Dazshavemadegreatinroadsonthecustomofnevereatinginpublic,it’sstillconsideredgauchetomunchonahamburger(oranice-creamcone)asyouwalkalongapublicstreet.

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