What was I given recently in a Japanese restaurant?
May 20, 2006 10:08 PM Subscribe
At a local traditional Japanese restaurant a while ago, the server brought a little fabric ball with a bell on a string with our check where you'd usually expect mints. She made it clear that it was for us to take, but we didn't learn anything more about it, and now I'm wondering if there's any symbolism, meaning or tradition behind it. There's a picture and
That's a Canadian quarter for size, same size as an American one. The fabric-covered ball part itself is really more clam-shaped, clasped onto the cord. The little ball above it is a little bell like you'd see on a cat collar.
Can anyone tell me anything more about this little thing?