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The don’ts of using chopsticks
– Don’t more around chopsticks from one dish to another. This is a sign of ‘Greediness’.
– Don’t dig in the food to take what you like instead of taking it from the top. (Sashi bashi)
– Don’t move around the chopstick above the dishes while thinking what to take the next. (Mayoi-bashi)
– Don’t swirl the chopsticks inside the soup bowl and dig into the food. (Saguri bashi)
– Don’t take the food and not eat it and leave the chopsticks down.
– Don’t ask for another plate while holding the chopsticks.
– Don’t llick the ends of chopsticks. (Neburi bashi)
– Don’t stick chopsticks in your rice. This is commonly done at funerals, or as an offering which is placed on the alter at an ancestral shrine.
– Don’t set chopsticks on your bowl of dishes.
– Don’t give food from your chopsticks directly to somebody other’s chopsticks. Only at Buddhist funerals where the bones of the burned body are given in that way from person to person.

and so on…

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