I like chewy, hot squid on a stick – even though it looks like a cross between an ice cream and a sea monster.
It’s not easy to eat, though, and I often make a mess. I now realise that my rudeness may be fuelling resentment among my Japanese hosts.
Are they too polite to tell me I am doing things wrong?
Find out how to improve your eating etiquette in this week’s Japan Story blog.
Photo credit to MIKI Yoshihito