Japan is a country of centuries-old traditions and ceremonies. At all important and not so important moments of life in Japanese there is a certain procedure, to violate which is considered extreme bad manners. They are very diverse and may vary in different prefectures, even more so in elementary school are taught manners first, and then humanitarian and technical Sciences.11.04.2018 13:30
Japan is a country of centuries-old traditions and ceremonies. At all important and not so important moments of life in Japanese there is a certain procedure, to violate which is considered extreme bad manners. They are very diverse and may vary in different prefectures, even more so in elementary school are taught manners first, and then humanitarian and technical Sciences. Amid the complexity of their culture, the Japanese knowingly apply to foreigners, making them indulgences in relation to etiquette. But abuse it is not worth it, ignorance can be accessed not only in an awkward situation, but to insult the inhabitants of the country of the rising sun. So you need to know at least the basic rules of conduct.
the Meal in Japan
Before the food sitting, prostrate, sitting, folding hands on the chest level and saying, “Itadakimasu” that the translation is accepted with gratitude. The first, second, and dessert are served immediately. In Japanese cuisine, unlike the European there is no separation of the dishes. But every dish is producedaniem art, this people honors the beauty and aesthetic presentation of dishes.
Follow these rules:
1 Rude to put your elbows on the table, but under the table to keep them impolite, it is perceived as a sign of aggression and stealth. After setting the table, two hands must be on the table.
2. Left hand keep your dishes from which to eat, it is advisable to keep on the weight.
3. During the meal, if you like the dish be sure to Express your opinion about it.
4. It is necessary not only nice to be able to start the meal, but also beautiful to finish it. If you still have food on your plate, you should gather it in a neat pile. Japanese appreciate cultural way and your manners.
5. Can't insert chopsticks vertically into the food, this gesture is accepted at the funeral.
6. Do not take simultaneously with someone else food from the shared dishes. It is better to wait.
7. After a meal, chopsticks should be put pointed edges on a special stand or put on top of the Cup.
8. To chop food on a stick is impossible.
All Japanese are polite and punctual, even more - courtesy erected in the absolute. As of late trains or bus for a few minutes is perceived as something unacceptable. If this happens, you must apologize.
At the meeting, courtesy is expressed in the bow. Degree of respect is expressed in the depth of the bow. Like friends greet each other in a light bow. When the younger greets the older, no matter of age or position, he stoops lower and raises his head later.
Smile a mandatory attribute of a polite person, regardless of his mental state.
Raising the voice or the word “no” is considered as disrespect to the interlocutor. Also talking on the phone in public transport or public place is considered disrespectful to others.
Almost absolutely everyone but children and loved ones need to apply for “You” and the name and surname.
What not to do
*It is considered indecent for a long time to look people in the eyes or maintain eye contact when talking. This will cause discomfort and will cause awkwardness.
* If you received the gift, open it immediately and in any case thank.
* Don't leave a tip. Nowhere and never. It hurts hard-working Japanese, and is sometimes regarded as a bribe.
*Don't wear black tie to the wedding ceremony. He decided to wear to the funeral.
* Observe personal space, especially girls. You might be mistaken for a pervert.
* Take a shower before you go to the hot springs.
* When you drink in the company, do not pour yourself drinks, it is considered rude. Just invite guests to pour a drink.
This is only a small part of the traditions of Japan. To learn everything in a short time is impossible, that only is the tea ceremony and 3 levels of politeness, but if you're polite and tactful, you will understand.