In Japan, never stick your chopsticks…

…up right in your rice

Chopstick Etiquette

Chopstick Etiquette

Chopsticks should never be placed upright in your rice as this resembles a ceremony performed at funerals in Japan. Also, do not cross your chop sticks when resting them on the table as crossed chopsticks are another thing that remind people of funeral ceremonies.

Ten Golden Rules for Japanese Chopstick Manners 

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