This is the second reblog in a series showcasing my hubby’s posts from his site, Gozumezu – Sharing Japanese Mysteries.
Every time I eat a bowl of rice, I remember when Hitoshi and I first met. He told me to finish every last grain in my bowl or I’d lose my sight.
Now when I tease Hitoshi about leaving grains in his own bowl, he tells me his eyesight is already bad.
This post tells two versions of the story about why we should not leave even one lonely rice grain sticking to the side of a rice bowl.
What about you? Did you grow up with special stories about food, how to eat, manners or the like?
When I was a kid, my grandma would often sternly say, “Eat every single grain of rice in your bowl. Don’t leave any of them.” I would look into my rice bowl and see two or three grains stuck to the sides.
It was difficult to pick up a grain of rice with chopsticks when I was little. I also didn’t care. I just wanted to finish my meal and watch TV.
I also hated to have my rice bowl checked by grandma. One day I had to ask. “What’s the matter with leaving one grain of rice, grandma?”
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