February 14 is Valentine’s day.
It’s from Christianity clergyman, Valentino, and everybody knows it’s his deathday.
Roman emperor Claudius II prohibited the soldiers’ marriage because he was afraid that soldiers’ Morale would be decreased, but Valentino was against that order and got married. Because of that, he was accused. He became a patron saint of lovers.
In this video, it is introduced Japanese general Valentine’s day’s custom such as women send gifts to all men including family and friends, and in Japan they have White Day, the day men send Thank you gift to women.
In Europe, this is not “From Women to Men”, they send flowers and cars to his/her lover, so Japanese style Valentine’s day seems to be very interesting for them.
It’s a little strange. We don’t celebrate that in Sweden. I thought it happens only in TV. I’ve never seen that in real society. :O +3
It’s very strange custom…
What!? Men send gifts to women here. It’s totally opposite!
In Japan, christmas and Valentine’s day seem to be similar. Japan is very mysterious for Europeans…
It’s interesting that they have different Valentine’s day.
It’s too commercialism. It never happens in my life. +3
It’s interesting. Please let me know if you know some strange Japanese custom.
At least, it’s better than western Valentine’s day…
WOW. I think Japanese system is better than ours! +9
Cute way of celebrating. Even friendship chocolate, many people can feel love!
Japanese woman gave me a scalf instead of chocolate. This means something!!!!???
Some people think they should buy chocolates…
In Japan, women give chocolate to men… I hope we would have the same system here.
Japanese celebrate Valentine’s day? Why?
Japan always arranges the anniversary everybody knows. It’s very interesting! :)
I hate Valentine’s day, but it’s nice to know the different culture.
Friendship chocolate doesn’t have any romantic meaning? Women give chocolate to men? It’s my type!
Haha. Japan is totally different from other countries. I’m glad to know many things I’ve never known. xD
Oh Japan. They mix our traditional celebration… :)
It’s sad that it doesn’t have romantic aspect. But they don’t have to spend lots of money for flower and dinner.
I’m glad to know each country has different meaning of Valentine. :)
Even if it’s gifi choco, they are happy to receive, right? I heard it’s said honmei choco women give to their boyfriend. :) +20
For me, Japanese Valentine’s day looks very strange.
Interesting. They are far from the real meaning, but they celebrate Valentine’s day.
Hum… Boys in Japan seem to enjoy themselves… They can get lots of chocolates… hahaha… =D
I was surprised that it didn’t talk about “Honmei” choco. I heard it is the day women are allowed to confess.
I hope our Valentine’s day would be like in Japan. +8
I laughed about the exist of giri choco! w
I think it’s like this in all Asian culture. Well, it means this is for establishing the connection to others, right?
I prefer Japanese one. It’s nicer and not too much like here.
Japan is a unique country in various meaning. Actually, Japan is the most unusual country!
This is 23rd Valentine’s day I cannot receive any gift nor card. If I was in Japan, I might have a great Valentine’s day…
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