I would love to go to Japan, eat some raw fish and rice. Thing is, I never learned to use sticks.

I would love to go to Japan, eat some raw fish and rice. Thing is, I never learned to use sticks. Would the natives accept me pulling out a fork and use that?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Would the natives accept me pulling out a fork and use that?
    if you're not a jap born in japland then they'll never accept you.
    >>>Culinaly
    go back to your containment board, weeb

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      OK, that makes a lot of sense. Do they also know sarcasm in Japanland?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They do not.

        The Japanese are very literal, and making jokes of any kind are frowned upon unless you are a young child.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They like word play though
          いくらはいくらですか

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Children and young couples, yes. It is completely unacceptable behavior among respectable adults.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              These are ojiichan jokes and you know it
              マイケルジャクソンの好きな色は何ですか。

              青!

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                his favorite color was blue?
                is that some pedo reference?
                I don't get it. explain to gaijin pureezu

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I think the joke is that blue is "ao!" like the sound michael jackson makes.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You got it

                パンダの好きな餌は?

                パンだ。

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Children and young couples, yes. It is completely unacceptable behavior among respectable adults.

          Holy shit, this anon has never set foot on Japan. They love their fricking お笑い芸人 there.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I have been to Japan gour times, actually. And not just as a tourist, I have lived and experienced actual Japanese daily life.

            >They love their fricking お笑い芸人 there.

            Yes, comedians exist. It is not nearly as popular as it is in the west, though, and comedians pretty much resign their ability to climb up the societal hierarchy as soon as they start engaging in that line of work.

            These are ojiichan jokes and you know it
            マイケルジャクソンの好きな色は何ですか。

            青!

            I can assure you most Japanese would not find that particularly funny.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >I have lived and experienced actual Japanese daily life.
              No, you didn't. If you did, you would know that cracking jokes isn't ostracized there.

              >It is not nearly as popular as it is in the west
              What kind of bullshit is this? They are in everything: TV shows, food, commercials, Youtube, they even go to provinces to do shows. What else they need to do to be "nearly as popular as it is in the west"?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The "comedians" you see on TV do not make jokes. They are popular because they often have interesting and/or entertaining views on matters of the world; their humor is not the kind that makes you laugh, but rather catches your interest and attention.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >The "comedians" you see on TV do not make jokes.
                Now this is blatant shitposting right here.

                You will never be Japanese.

                Too bad I never claimed to be Japanese nor do I want to become one.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                ok of you've never been to Japan and don't want to be Japanese then why are you lying on Culinaly about Japanese customs

                the only thing I can think of is that you were brown or black and naps hated you for your skin color. japs love tall whites and are super friendly to jokes.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You will never be Japanese.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I agree with this anon, others dont seem to know that the M1 grand prix (a competiton for comedy duos) is consistently the most watched TV show during christmas day in japan.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >making jokes of any kind are frowned upon
          ESL moment

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            My apologies.

            I was quite inebriated at the moment of writing that post; I hope you will forgive me for that.

            English is my native language, but sometimes I feel like it shouldn't be. Languages like Japanese have an elusive nature to them that posit them to be far superior as means of communication; this I feel strongly. My knowledge of said language might influence the way I type.

            In this instance I was mistaken on pronoun plural, often not found within Japanese. There is no actual reason to differentiate thr way we do in English considering the meaning is carried across regardless; oke might consider this a fault of the language that (many) other languages approach in a much more sensible manner.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              This may be the most advanced case of early onset weeb I've ever seen.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You know what? That's completely fine by me. I no longer feel any allegiance to America as a nation, and if that makes me a weeb then so be it.

                There are far superior ways to organize society. There are far more sensible, advanced cultures out there. The notion that the west is somehow superior is ridiculous at best.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Frick off chatgpt

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Good luck making ChatGPT write things critical of the US.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      All of this is easily & instantly fixed when you simply do not care about what strangers you don’t know think. This doesn’t just go for Japan either. Imagine going to a small village that you could easily conquer and take over if you wanted to but instead worrying about what some of the people there think. Makes 0 sense. You should be walking around that place feeling like a king while the natives kiss your feet, thanking you for letting them keep their home.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >if you're not a jap born in japland then they'll never accept you
      Super true. You can be born there, speak fluent Japanese, well versed and naturalized into the culture, but if you're not Japanese, you'll only ever be a dog with tricks to them.
      So just do as you please, and don't be a giant douchebag like that streamer who got arrested recently.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Buy this and start training.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What colour to get?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most white people can't really use chopsticks and the Japanese know this. Almost any restaurant in a city will be able to accomodate your needs, just ask the server or chef "fork please" / フォークプリーズ.

    Also specifically for sushi you are expected to eat it with your hands, not はし.

    All that said, I strongly recommend just learning before you go. In preparation of my first trip there I took a course on Japanese cuisine and table manners, so as not to waste any of the experience and also to not accidentally offend anyone while I was there.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nips famously love white people. They even have a term of reverence for us: Gaijin.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Some people seem to think it's almost a slur but gajin / 外人 is actually very neutral, neither positive nor negative.

      Specifically white people are 白人. 外人 is anyone who's not Japanese, even including other Asians.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Eating sushi and seafood in Japan

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They will treat you funny no matter what you do. Just live your life. Go there if it's your desire, and stop dreaming of the issues you'll face.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Would the natives accept
    Frick are they gonna do? Especially japanese, who are famous for being non-confrontional pussies? Sure they will have a low opinion of you because they're also famous for being bug people that couldn't go against established rules and practises to save their lives, but again, who cares?

    That said, not knowing how to use chopsticks if you plan to go to Japan is pretty fricking cringe. I didn't know how to for the longest time, learned within 10 minutes when i needed to. It tells people you're moronic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      All of this is easily & instantly fixed when you simply do not care about what strangers you don’t know think. This doesn’t just go for Japan either. Imagine going to a small village that you could easily conquer and take over if you wanted to but instead worrying about what some of the people there think. Makes 0 sense. You should be walking around that place feeling like a king while the natives kiss your feet, thanking you for letting them keep their home.

      crinj

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Stop stuttering and try again boy.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I have been to Japan gour times, actually. And not just as a tourist, I have lived and experienced actual Japanese daily life.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The use of chopsticks is an application of the use of a pen.
    If you can hold a pen correctly, you can use chopsticks easily.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say just eat it with your hands. I see a lot of older Asian people doing that when I go to sushi and Japanese restaurants. I do it myself sometimes when I don't feel like using chopsticks.
    Of course, try not to be too messy.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >eat some raw fish and rice
    nasty

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Japanese have a pretty high tolerance for stupid Gaijin breaking etiquette as long as it's not actually annoying (being noisy, actively rude etc)

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People always talk about the Japanese being cold or something, but honestly I found them very friendly. I lived with a host family and travelled around as an exchange student, and basically everywhere people were nice and interested in talking with me. Sure you're seen as an outsider, but that's true of any country except the US

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm from a SEA country and I've always used chopsticks growing up, it never occurred to me that westerners can't use them. Once at a sushi place in Japan I burst out laughing when I saw this lady trying to lift a piece to her mouth with trembling hands! Rude but I couldn't help it. I had to look away immediately because I'm a non-confrontational pussy but I caught the embarrassed look on her face.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sushi is a finger food and chopsticks for rice is fricking stupid

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