Today 16th of June is the day of Wagashi. At one era, all daimyo queued to get some sweets from the shogun. Here is a little history about Wagashi.
You see a tea ceremony or a demonstration of martial arts and realise that people often sit on their heels, which is called seiza. Many may think this is the traditional way but is it, really?
One of the things that confuse me outside of Japan is when people start to eat. Each one starts when they get the plate while Japanese people wait for everyone to get the plate and start together with “Itadakimasu”.