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Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Part 1. General Propriety

Chapter 11. Meals

Section 1. About Meals

Eating is indispensable for living; it sustains life. In addition to the three meals a day, there are many other opportunities for people to eat. If people neglect courtesy while eating, it can easily give an unpleasant feeling to others. Furthermore, if there is discourtesy when several people are eating together, one could naturally be held in disrespect, so one must always be careful of this courtesy.