How to hold bowls(OWAN)?

​お椀の持ち方は?

Standard Japanese food,such as rice(gohan) and miso soup(miso shiru) 
are served in bowls for every person.To eat such Japanese food, 
you hold these bowls with one hand.
When Wan-kun came from overseas, this really surprised him!
And you also hold another small bowl to be served meat or vegetables individually.
Let me explain how to hold these bowls.

日本食の定番、ご飯&おみそ汁は、それぞれ入っているお茶碗とお椀を手に持って食べます。これは外国人のワン君にとっては驚きだったよう。また、ひとり一人に取り分けられた料理や小鉢も、お皿を持ち上げて食べるんです。

Let me explain how to hold these bowls.

お椀のもちかたを説明します

1.First of all, place your hand(on the side you hold chopsticks) on the bowl.  With the opposite hand,put your fingers(from your index finger to your little finger) together.  
2.Support the base of the bowl with these fingers, pick the bowl up and  put your thumb on the rim of the bowl comfortably.  
3.When you eat rice, hold the bowl with one hand and use chopsticks to pick up a small potion of rice.  When you eat miso soup, the bowl should be brought to your mouth.  You can stir ingredients in miso soup with chopsticks. If you want to practice how to hold your bowl, to begin with , hold the bowl with both of your hands and then remove your chopstick hand.

1.箸を持っている手をお茶碗やお椀の縁にそえて、反対の手を、人差し指から小指までを揃えます。 
 2.揃えた指の上にオ茶碗を持ち上げてのせて、その手の親指で軽く縁を押さえます。  
3.ごはんを食べる時は箸を持つ手を放して、箸を使います。みそ汁のスープを飲むときは、お椀に直接口をつけます。中に入っている具は箸で軽くかきまぜながら食べます。
 練習する時には、両手でまずはお椀を持ち上げて、片手を離してから箸を持つといいです!

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