In exactly a week from now, the world will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. This is a widely-recognized occasion for lovers or for those people who just want to share love and be filled with love. Valentine’s Day in Japan is unique by itself because it’s not only a romantic day, but also a stressful day especially to females.
This is the day when females give chocolates in order to confess their feelings to the guys special to them. If you’ve been watching shoujo-romance manga & anime plus romantic J-Drama, then you know what I’m talking about.
The video below does a good job in explaining the uniqueness of Valentine’s Day in Japan. It briefly explains the reason why this chocolate-giving tradition started. It also gives important Valentine’s Day terms like honmei choco, giri choco, and tomo choco; explaining what each term means and the difference between these types of chocolates.
These are pretty basic stuff, so if you’re already a Japanophile, then I’m sure you already know these things. But for those of you who are still scratching their heads about Japan’s different Valentine’s Day tradition, I think the video below is a good way to start.
Uploaded by: Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com
So are you ready for Valentine’s Day next week? Would you adopt Japan’s Valentine’s Day tradition?
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