If you are renting a Japanese home for a long-term or for a vacation, you may be feeling excited to cook with all the ingredients that you picked up from the local grocery store. You’ve chopped up the local vegetables, seasoned the meat, and now ready to cook. While some people have never used one outside of Japan, gas stove tops are commonly used in Japan. Although, stove tops aren’t too complicated, you may stumble upon on some of the Japanese writing indicating functions of the stove. Before using a gas kitchen stove, it’s best to learn about the buttons especially if this is your first time using one. After all, you just can’t be ignorant when handling fire.