Sec 6.2 The Last Supper
Culture Note: Meal Etiquette
Table manners differs extremely in different countries.In Japan, there are specific customs surrounding eating. Unlike the U.S. it is slurping while eating soup or noodles is acceptable. Also, you should never pour soy sauce directly
on your food. The proper way to do so is to pour it into a bowl and dip your food.
In Japan, it is customary to pick up a small bowl and hold near your mouth while eating. However larger dishes aren’t meant to be picked up.
Before eating the meal, it’s considered polite to say “itadakimasu” which means I humbly receive or bon appetit. And after the meal the phrase to say it “gochisosama deshita”which mean that was delicious.