2007/02/14

"Giri chocolate" of St Valentines day

Only Japanese.

Today is st.Valentainday. In Japan, women buy expensive chocolate and they send men them. I know that it is a only custom of Japan and I can understand that women send men whom women love chocolate. But I can't understand one thing.

What is it?

Do you know about "Giri choco" of Japan?

It means that Chocolate given to men whom women don't feel special love are called "giri (obligation)-choco (chocolate)." So women that send men (for example, co-workers etc) buy a lot of chocolate and women send men cheap chocolate.

Funny.

I don't buy Giri chocolate and I don't wan to buy them for men whom I don't like. I want to send a man whom I love nice chocolate or other things.

4 件のコメント:

alex さんのコメント...

mmh.... very strange indeed

Mike さんのコメント...

Hi Reona
that is interesting , it is strange how each country has developed different customs for Valentines day... it is all very commercial in the U.K. but it seems that the Japanese chocolate and card companies have been very clever by turning it into two days and getting people to buy for their friends/co-workers as well as
sweethearts...... I always thought the strangest custom in the U.K. was that cards or flowers etc are sent anonymously so you spend like £60 on red roses to send to a girl you like but are not supposed to put your name on .... so she won't know who they are from.....
ah well.
I hope you are well
take care
Mike

JAL さんのコメント...

In the opposite side of the world they really do the opposite things! It is men that buy chocolates here, well not long ago, in Spain we didn't even know about St. Valentine's day, it was all that american culture spreading in the country that provided each and every shop with "traditional" St. Valentine's stuff (chocolates, flowers,...)

reona さんのコメント...

alex:
Thank you for the comment.

Yeah,I agree with you!

Mike:
Thank you for the comment.
The Valentines day of U.K is very interesting.
I didn't know that!!!

jal:
Hi,thank you for reading my blog and comment.

That is right.
It is american culture.