Men anledning av mailet som idag kom från Mr Okänd surfade jag ut på webben och sökte på ”japanese manners”. Jag har mycket att läsa in förstår jag.
På japan-guide.com finns följande rubriker:
- Inside the house / How to behave in a Japanese home.
- Visiting shrines and temples / How to behave at shrines and temples.
- Taking a bath / How to take a bath in Japan.
- Japanese toilets / How to use toilets in Japan.
- Table manners / Basic rules of Japanese table manners.
- Chopsticks / How to use Japanese chopsticks.
- Dining out / How to dine at a restaurant in Japan.
- Sitting techniques / How to sit properly in Japan.
- Greeting / About the Japanese way of greeting.
- Giving gifts / About the exchange of gifts and souvenirs.
- Doing Business / About doing business in Japan.
- Visiting Cards / About the use of business cards in Japan.
- Names / About Japanese names and titles.
- Superstition / Things that are thought to cause bad luck.
På en annan sida hittade jag bland annat detta:
- Learn about meal time etiquette. Japanese meal time etiquette is pretty easy to learn, if you remember a few simple rules. •Never stick your chopsticks in your rice and leave them there, or pass food from person to person by chopsticks. These two behaviors occur at funerals and so they shouldn’t be done at the dinner table.
– Making some noises while you eat is okay; in fact, slurping your noodles is expected.
– It is okay to lift something big with chopsticks, bite off a piece, and set the rest back down.
– Use your chopsticks to eat solid parts of soup, then lift the bowl and drink the broth.
– Always eat what you are given.
– Do not ask to take home uneaten food from a restaurant.
- Know the protocol in restrooms. Sometimes there are slippers at the door to a restroom. If you see them, use them. Carry a small towel with you in Japan to dry your hands because public restrooms do not have towels.
- Blowing your nose in public is considered rude. Never use a handkerchief to blow a runny nose.