Today we are going to explain about visitor correspondence in Japan. This is so important that if you don’t do it properly, you might receive complaints from the visitors, or the reputation of the company might be ruined. As a result, it is necessary to make good impressions.
「上座（かみざ）」is the “top seat” within a room, meaning the seat of honor. The antonym, meaning “bottom seat,” is「下座（しもざ）」. In a room, the「上座（かみざ）」 is the seat or position that is most comfortable, usually furthest from the door, because this is warmest, and was safest from attack back in the feudal period.
Please check the illustration down below.
The less the number is, the higher position the person is.