Tips and Rules for Eating with Hashi Chopsticks 

Do you know all about the chopsticks that Japanese and other Asian countries use to eat? Do you know the correct way to handle chopsticks? Let's share some tips and rules on how to use chopsticks.    

The correct thing is to hold the chopsticks with your right hand and use your left to lift the bowls of rice and soup to eat. and never take the food in an upright position, but by the sides.  

In most restaurants you will be given support to place chopsticks, so just use it.  Never, never, place the chopsticks strung vertically on the plate, especially on rice, because this is similar to a ceremony held at funerals in Japan.  

It is very common for the Japanese to leave trays full of sushi or other food, for you to take and put on your plate, so never take a food directly from the public tray and eat it, you must put it on your plate before. 

Do not use chopsticks, to dig looking for other foods on the plate, eat normally, taking whatever is within your reach.