Sunday, February 12, 2012
Valentines Day in Japanese Anime!
So the thing is, in Japan Valentines day is actually a day where women express their feelings towards people they care about or a guy they like. They either make chocolates or buy chocolates for their loved ones and give them the chocolates on Valentines Day. Some say that this has been a gimmick that chocolate companies did, and well if it is, its been working, because chocolate sales have a huge boosts right before Valentine's day.
So what about the guys?
Yes the guys do have a day when they give gifts to the ladies too, but its not Valentines day, that's a ladies giving day. If a guy wants to return a gift to a lady they do it on White Day, which is a month after Valentine's day on March 14th. Guys usually give gifts like handkerchiefs, teddy bears, rings, and necklaces. So it turns out Valentines day and White day are in corralation to each other.
Quite a different custom than in the states, ne?