Ok. As you all know by now, anime has a pretty heavy focus on Japanese culture, since well, it’s a Japanese creation.
It offers people like me (who have NEVER been to Japan) an opportunity to experience a taste of Japanese culture. Yes, it’s not always accurate, but it’s a taste.
You’ve probably noticed that chopsticks play a major part in Japanese dining. They efficient, true to culture and damn badass.
Every time I eat in an Asian restaurant, I push myself to use chopsticks throughout the entire meal, no matter how much food I drop/get on my face. I want to be true to tradition!
Well if you’re like me and years later still struggling… These tips are for you. The basics:
- There are about 6 different ways you can hold chopsticks. Pick the most comfortable, you won’t get judged for it.
- You get major props just for trying, so quit feeling silly!
- If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
… BTW, if it’s any consolation, lots of Japanese locals aren’t doing it properly, either. You got this.