ITADAKIMASU

ITADAKIMASU!

ITADAKIMASU!

Itadakimasu – I’m going to eat now (or literally ‘I humbly receive’)

The custom in Japan is to say itadakimasu before every meal. It is a kind of expression of thanks for the food that has been laid in front of you. Traditionally, people put their hands together in a praying motion and bow slightly as they say it – this is not always necessary nowadays.

 

 

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