You probably know how to hold your chopsticks competently enough to navigate most food swiftly into your mouth, even if grains of rice might still get lost, but how conscious are you of how you wield your chopsticks at the table?
Tripadvisor Japan have put an infographic together (below) where there are a slightly overwhelming 18 ways you can break the chopstick rules.
Shovelling, rummaging, searching and skewering are all frowned upon when it comes to eating with chopsticks, as are waving, pointing and drumming, to mention but a few. Find out what else is best avoided in polite company in the pointers below. There's also a neat reminder on how to hold chopsticks at the end.
Here they are: