Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day Supplementary Lesson!

Today we'll be having a special supplementary lesson since its Valentines Day. Valentine's Day is celebrated differently in Japan and this is bound to come up in any romantic manga/anime.

Valentine's Day:
In Japan, it is the custom for girls to give chocolates to boys. This is not necessarily only for romantic purposes (though of course this is the main idea); it can be out of courtesy, to friends or colleagues for example. "Courtesy chocolate" is known as giri chocolate.

Happy Valentine's Day!

White Day:
Conversely, on March 14, males are supposed to give reciprocating gifts to anybody who gave them a gift on Valentines Day. In theory, the gifts are supposed to be more expensive than what was received (two or three times more in fact)

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of supplementary lessons. It's almost like having "cram school." ;) What do you think about having a few supplementary lessons on Japanese culture in addition to the regular manga/anime lessons?