Formal dining in Japan can be a stressful, confusing ordeal, sometimes even for native Japanese. Complicated formalities and particular manners of eating coupled with incomprehensible menus may detract significantly from the enjoyment of such Japanese delicacies as sushi すし, the ubiquitous (but curious!) dish of raw fish and sweetened rice.
Luckily, the Japanese Culture Lab has produced a video explaining the intricacies of eating at a sushi restaurant. If you’re wary about an upcoming sushi dinner with an important business partner or prospective lover, this video is sure to help you master the art of sushi degustation. Enjoy!