Friday, August 31, 2007

Vinegar Feet

An oldie but a goodie, I put in on the TOKYOMADE blog. I get so many chuckles out of this. I wonder if others, especially outside of Japan find this funny.
It is an intensely tongue in cheek look at the rules that apply to sushi devouring.

Dip it and enjoy!
p.s. The salt at the door is definitely not for eating, sushi is never made on geta and let me tell you as the lady of this house I don't always pour my man's drink first!
p.p.s I NEVER eat sushi! If you ever look at a real sushi chef's hands you won't either! Rank! Fingers soaked in raw fish and sticky rice all day start to deteriorate, that skin has got to go somewhere. Despite that the sushi in Japan is absolutely exquisite to look at, it really is art much different to the rice wrapped up in seaweed and offered up as sushi back in Australia. Although I must say, before my vegetarianism became more focussed I didn't mind the odd tuna salad, rice and seaweed wrap.


Blogger Julie said...

That video made me laugh so much!! I love the part with the towel, it is not washed all the time to demonstrate respect. And the part at the end where they eat salt, "this is a good time to apologize for mistakes made at work" is so funny!!

The cutest and most realistic part was the apologetic face when you're going to eat alone; I think that's one of the only true parts in this video. Everyone I've seen kind of does a little cringe when they hold up one finger. I love it here so much and thanks for the hilarious video. I'm glad the party was fun! I definitely want to hang out soon. Have a good day at work tomorrow. It will be my first real day at work.

2/9/07 9:32 PM  
Blogger SabineM said...

Oh my that made me laugh! And nervous about visiting Japan! ;-)
How much is joke/ how much is serious!?!
AND I LOVE SUSHI! WEll I did, until you made me think about the Hands of the Sushi CHEF! OH why did you have to do that! ;( NOw that is all I am going to think about.! Am I ever going to be able to Eat it again?
great video!

5/9/07 4:32 AM  
Blogger sushizume said...

Hey don't be nervous this is VERY tongue in cheek! It is usually a very beautiful and interesting experience, especially in Tokyo. If you are from out of town the rules do not always apply, I am sure you are a sushi expert.

I am sorry to put you off your sushi - their hands are VERY clean so so worries!!!

5/9/07 8:41 AM  

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