In a country with a unique culture like Japan Visitors may only know most of the information. But very detailed customs and practices It is probably something that many people did not expect. Because sometimes it is natural that we think we can let go.
To prevent accidentally doing things that the local people do not like Today we have a little taboo that Japanese people consider not operating to leave ufabet each other.
Japanese people will appreciate if you are good at using chopsticks. But of course, there are customs that you need to know in order not to become rude, such as not passing food through chopsticks. If you want to try a meal or have someone else taste it on your plate. Let him take his own chopsticks And do not rub chopsticks around It would seem very disrespectful.
2. Do not wear shoes in the house.
Shoes that can be worn outside the home, indoors, and in the bathroom are clearly separate items. Because the shoes outside the house are considered unclean And bathroom shoes must have an anti-slip surface, so it is not a good idea to bring your outdoor shoes into the house or put them in the bathroom.
3. Do not overtake the queue.
Japanese people like things that are tidy. Therefore, queuing is very important. Waiting at a bus stop, on a train, or even an elevator! On the platform at the train station there are lines on the floor. To specify where to stand and wait for the desired train So that getting on the train is orderly and safe
4. Avoid walking to eat.
In Japan, people rarely eat or drink while traveling. There are many drinks vending machines. But they are popular to drink them all and immediately throw them in the next container. Likewise, eating or drinking on public transport is a bad etiquette.
5. Do not soak in the tub before bathing.
Most houses of Japan There will be a bathtub to soak in for relaxation. And the water used to soak will not change until the fresh people in the house have finished bathing.
Therefore, before getting into a hot tub, you must first cleanse your body by taking a shower. This rule is also used in public bathhouses and onsen as well.
6. Do not sneeze or blow your nose in public.
Sneezing or blowing your nose in public in Japan is highly inappropriate. This should be done in private or in the bathroom. This makes it common to meet people who wear masks, especially during winter, to avoid spreading the disease to others.
7.Not paying a tip
In some countries, tipping is a must, but not in Japan. Because that might mean you’re looking down on them. Even taxis will decline if you want to tip. This is because in Japan the price you pay for both food and service includes labor. It is considered a fair price so there is no need to pay extra.
8. Avoid talking on the phone (or talking) in public cars.
Japan is least likely to use phones in public places, and they should be avoided when using public transportation. Even the talk should be kept as quiet as possible so as not to disturb others.
9. Don’t point out
Pointing to people or things It’s rude in Japan Instead of pointing fingers at something, the Japanese use a flutter. And when talking about oneself, the index finger is gently touched on the nose. In addition, it is very rude to point at something or someone with a chopstick.
10. Don’t pour the sauce on the rice.
In Japan, the sauce is not poured directly on the rice, but instead it is poured into a small bowl. And dip chopsticks with rice and dip them little by little For example, about eating sushi or sashimi.
11. Avoid giving and receiving things. With one hand
In Japan, delivery or misfortune is often done with both hands as a courtesy, even for small items. Like a business card When paying at the store Most of the time, there is a cash receiving tray placed on the counter for customers to place money and receive change without having to pass it through the other party’s hands.
12. Do not pour yourself alcohol.
In the society of co-workers or going to drink with the boss The Japanese don’t let their glasses be empty. But will not pour yourself a drink either They will pour it to the interlocutor or with other colleagues. Which the rest will do the same, which is a tradition that people know to do And when pouring, use two hands for politeness
Knowing that it is a better defense Because each place has different customs Being in harmony also helps people to be more friendly with us.