In proper Japanese etiquette, it is essential to perform Itadakimasu prior to enjoying a meal together. The word Itadakimasu itself, is used to accept physical items and means “I humbly receive”. However, when used to accept a meal, it can be understood as the equivalent of “Thank you”. Performing Itadakimasu is done by placing one’s hands together, saying “Itadakimasu”, and bowing slightly.
So the next time you sit down to enjoy our world-renowned, one-of-a-kind Wagyu beef, practice Itadakimasu!