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So it's become clear recently that a lot of people haven't heard that there's only one way to cross a kimono, a gi, or that sort of top (you see this throughout all of East Asia as well). Left over right (from the wearer's perspective), or if you're looking at it, it should make a "y" shape.

The reason it's not crossed the other way is that only corpses are dressed that way and, much like why you don't pass food between chopsticks, or leave your chopsticks jammed into your rice, it's a big no-no in Japanese culture and society. Thus, why these kids were poking so much fun at their friend ^_^;;

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Agent505's avatar
Agent505|Professional Writer
There's a lot I don't know, apparently.  I always leave my chopsticks in my rice if I have to leave the table for a moment.
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TriaElf9|Professional Digital Artist
Oh shoot yeah, that might be a habit to break, that's probably worse than the clothes tbh ^_^;;
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Agent505|Professional Writer
What's the big taboo?  Are they afraid that the sticks will bend or something?
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TriaElf9|Professional Digital Artist
It's to do with funeral rituals, as are the other two. You pick the bones out of the ashes with chopsticks, and you stick the chopsticks into those ashes, upright.
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masterbarkeep's avatar
Practiced Kendo while I was in Japan. This is very true and very fun to see.
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SaradoraArt|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeeh I have a few tops with folds that cross, I should check which way they do it before I wear them at the Japanese restaurant! And I take good note of the chopstick rules (I never leave them in my rice bowl anyway and passing food with chopsticks sound too tricky)

Speaking of chopsticks, should you (or not) rub them against each other before eating? Sometimes I read that it's rude and means the sticks are low-quality, sometimes I read you should do it to get rid of splinters.
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TriaElf9|Professional Digital Artist
If it's not a Japanese top, it should be fine, since I know there are western tops that are built to cross every which way ^_^

You don't need to, there aren't splinters at the mouth part, and if there are higher up, you can usually just pull them off. Yeah, it does kinda telegraph that ^_^;; I've never seen that done out here, tho I do remember ppl doing it in the US ^_^
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SaradoraArt|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to know, thank you! :D
A lot of people do that here, probably more to posture than for valid reasons ("hah I'm a pro at using chopsticks") but I'd rather look like a newbie than accidentally offend someone so I never did it.
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BRG-Studios|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My condolences for your untimely demise. 😆
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ishtar10's avatar
:XD: OMFG!!! LMAO :rofl:
I knew about the food passing with chopsticks and the stab chopsticks in your rice bowl and leave it that way, but I didn't know about the kimono thing. :D good to know though, always nice to learn something new, thank you!! ^_^ :heart:
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TriaElf9|Professional Digital Artist
It's pretty much true for most of East Asia, if you have a top that crosses over, it's always this direction ^_^ Glad I could help!
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