29 Jul '15, 11am

The meaning of Itadakimasu

Beautiful post about a beautiful thing! Even though I do say itadakimasu a lot, especially when I’m in Japan or with my Japanese friends (I also say it quietly to myself when I dine with others or by myself lol) I’ve been thinking about the meaning behind it quite a lot, even before I knew the word. As a child, I often thought about the mackerel that once swam in the sea, and how I wish I could show him respect for him sacrificing his life for my dinner. It was the least I could do. No, I’m not vegetarian but I have considered it a few times in my life, but as a biologist I know humans are also a natural part of the food chain. I do love all animals though, and appreciate the produce the farmers have worked so hard for to give us. I definitely think western society could learn a thing or two from this Japanese saying, as so many of us take the food on our plate for granted...

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