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    Valentine's Day in Japan

    Today is Valentine's Day in Japan - a day when ONLY women give to the men. Now that's a great tradition! BUT wait, exactly 1 month later, us men must then reciprocate to the women on White Day - March 14th.

    Valentine's Day in Japan is more of a friendship thing rather than a lover's thing. If you are a male, you will most likely get chocolates from your female friends and co-workers. Don't think that these women are making a move on you though - as I said before, it is merely a friendship thing.

    These friendship chocolates are also known as "giri choco". I got 4 different lots of giri choco's each costing about USD10. I haven't opened them yet, but am sure some of the presents only contain up to a maximum of 4 mouthsize chocolates. It's more the quality of these chocolates rather than quantity.

    When White Day comes around next month, it will be my turn to reciprocate with White chocolates.

    So I suppose the few valentine chocolates one gets, the less he has to reciprocate 1 month later.

    After dinner tonight, it will be time to open up my chocolates and share them with my partner!
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    Re: Valentine's Day in Japan

    Heh, yeah, I do that too - I handpick quality chocolates from specialty chocolate stores for my close guy friends. And they usually get me stuff in return, though I figure it's probably because they feel guilty about receiving expensive choccies from me.

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    Re: Valentine's Day in Japan

    lol sounds good to me lol i dont mind not gettin for another month ( i dont get anything anyways TT__TT) but it sounds soo cool tho

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    Re: Valentine's Day in Japan

    Then... why was it that the boy in my school who came from Japan a few months ago so suprised I gave him chocolate? ^^; I mean... they know Americans follow that custom, right? o_O
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    Re: Valentine's Day in Japan

    Hey wait!! Are you just bragging about getting chocolate DB!?

    ...J/K!!! XP

    Yeah there's "giri" choco but dont forget the "honmei" choco, the chocolate given to a LOVED one.
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    Re: Valentine's Day in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by Shinku no kage View Post
    Hey wait!! Are you just bragging about getting chocolate DB!?

    ...J/K!!! XP

    Yeah there's "giri" choco but dont forget the "honmei" choco, the chocolate given to a LOVED one.
    Do "giri" choco and "honmei" choco look different even? Like... how can someone tell which one is which? lol
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    Re: Valentine's Day in Japan

    I like the concept of V-day in Japan alot better than I do here. I'm totally anti-Valintine's day!

    The idea of having a friend valentine is much better than sulking because you have no romantic partner to share V-day with. White day sounds pretty sweet too. It's like Japan took Valentine's day, segregated it, and split it in half over the course of a month. ^_^


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    Re: Valentine's Day in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by mahiru View Post
    Do "giri" choco and "honmei" choco look different even? Like... how can someone tell which one is which? lol
    "giri" and "honmei" is what you REFER to it for the feeling thats put into it, its not really a type of chocolate. Like already mentioned "giri" choco is pretty much a "friendship" chocolate and the "honmei" would be the "love" chocolate.

    The shape and size of chocolate is of no relevance, its the THOUGHT that counts.
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