Yakiniku (aka Japanese BBQ) is grilled meat, and it is usually beef that is used, although any meat is okay. It’s essentially a Japanese barbeque. In the story, beef is used as it is the most traditional.
Chopsticks etiquette: Don’t point your chopsticks at people as it is considered rude. In addition, never leave them standing up in a bowl of rice, as this is done at funerals. When you aren’t using them, put them on your plate or over
There are a few unique features in Japanese houses that may differ from houses in the U.S. Before entering a Japanese home, there are specific guidelines one must follow in order to have considerably good etiquette. When you enter the
house, the genkan is the first of many features that you see. The genkan is an area at the entrance where you take your shoes off before continuing into the house. It is considered good manners to point your shoes towards the door
after you take your shoes off. Just make sure to not step in the genkan after you take your shoes off. The genkan also serve as a holding room for guest before they are invited into the house. Another unique aspect featured in Japanese
homes is the waishitsu. The washitsu is a Japanese style room in the house with tatami flooring which is made from rice straw. The windows and doors are sliding fixtures called shoji and fusuma with both sides covered with cloth paper.
Most modern homes and apartments in Japan have at least one washitsu. In a Japanese house, there are multiple rooms which would be equivalent to a bathroom in the U.S. The toilet will be in one room while the sink and bathtub will
be in a separate room.