1. Be careful with chopsticks in Japan.
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In Japan, it’s not recommended to stand your chopsticks up vertically. According to tradition, people place chopsticks vertically during funerals. In a restaurant, this action may insult the owner.
It’s also the reason why you’re not allowed to pass food with the help of chopsticks. At funerals, chopsticks are used to move bones during cremation.
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