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Surprising Dos and Don’ts of Eating Sushi

Saturday 09.22.2012 , Posted by

As an avid sushi eater – possibly verging on the obsessed – I was surprised to see how many traditional Japanese sushi eating customs I am breaking according to this tasty graphic. Did you know you’re not supposed to mix wasabi with your soy sauce? Did you know the side dish of ginger is used only as a palate cleanser? Check out this helpful bunch of dos and don’ts for an authentic sushi eating experience. Oh, and those of you having trouble with chopsticks: good news. You can use their fingers at will. [Read more...]

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Campy Pop Culture Subway Posters From 70′s Japan

Monday 09.12.2011 , Posted by

These vintage subway posters from 1970′s and 1980′s Japan playfully use a host of pop culture icons to encourage proper etiquette while boarding and riding the countries many punctual trains. Charlie Chaplin’s fuhrer reminds us not to take up too much space, Superman wishes he hadn’t stepped in your gum and John Wayne lets us know when it’s smoke free time. This collection of posters is originally from the book Manner Poster 100, published in 1983. [Read more...]

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Vintage Navy Posters Encourage Food Etiquette

Friday 12.24.2010 , Posted by

During World War 2, there was a push for moderation in all things; from a complete halt on nylon stocking production to the first ever recycling programs. People were encouraged to limit their use of resources and use all they took. These classic U.S. Navy posters challenged sailors to tighten their belts and clean their plates. Down the hatch sailor! [Read more...]

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