In Japan, sushi is more than a delicious meal—it’s a revered art form. If your definition of the delicacy is California rolls coated in soya sauce and "wasabi", take a look at this helpful visual guide.

In Japan, sushi is more than a delicious meal—it’s a revered art form. If your definition of the delicacy is California rolls coated in soya sauce and "wasabi", take a look at this helpful visual guide, from Japanese hotel Swissotel Nankai in Osaka. The hotelier created this infographic to familiarize guests with the ins-and-outs of Japan’s most iconic cuisine.

In North America many restaurant patrons commonly dip their sushi in soya sauce, but according to the guide in Japan it's considered a major faux pas in traditional Japanese sushi bars. The guide suggestions that miso soup is typically enjoyed at the end of a meal and is thought to aid in digestions.

It is also advised that visitors should never eat their sushi rice-side down; the seafood is meant to be the first thing that hits the taste buds. And if you still haven’t mastered the art of dining with chopsticks, picking up sushi with your fingers is also perfectly acceptable.

When sharing plates, use the thick end of the chopsticks to pick up food to place on your own plate. Discover more tips and pointers on the visual guide below.

Graphic courtesy of Swissotel Nankai Osaka.

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