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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Superstitious Saturday Chopsticks

Superstitious Saturday Chopsticks

Last week I talked about the Japanese saying for good luck monku monku monku. Today it’s another Japanese superstition – one I’d never heard of.

Apparently it is bad luck to place your chopsticks straight up – like in a bowl of rice. This looks like the Japanese number 4 which is an unlucky number. In addition sticking chopsticks straight up looks like incense sticks used at funerals. But wait there’s more! Never point your chopsticks at anyone – it’s considered rude and ill-mannered.

So especially if you eat in a Japanese restaurant before a performance, remember these tips.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Superstitious Secret #194:
“Never stick your chopsticks straight up.”

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“Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.”
― Helen Rowland

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