So Women Give Men Chocolate On Valentine's Day In Japan??
Yes, that's right! On Valentine's Day, women give men chocolate, and not only to their significant other but also to their coworkers, which is thought to smooth work relations. And a month later, it's the men's turn! Beautiful tradition or corporate holiday times two? Your pick!
Valentine's Day In Japan!
Wait, so what's "giri choco"（義理チョコ) and "honmei choco" (本命チョコ)?
Godiva asked women to stop buying so much chocolate!
Why in heaven's name would they do that?
Well, when women have to buy chocolate for so many people, what do they head for? The low-priced chocolates. If women only buy chocolate for their loved ones, they will splurge and buy the more expensive chocolates, say like, hm, Godiva.
Smooth move Godiva.
So There's Valentine's Day, And Then Something Called "White Day"?
So if you are overwhelmed by Valentine's Day and think of it as simply a lucrative way for big corporations to make big money, well...welcome to Japan! There is one added day for that!
- Lili Wanderlust
- I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.