Happy Valentine's day
St.Valentine's day is celebrated in world wide as a day we share our loves with family, friends, and our partners.
But In Japan Valentine’s Day is celebrated in a very unique style. It is the women who present gifts to men.
There is a strong tradition of women giving chocolates to men on Valentines Day. There are two types of chocolates, “Giri-choco” (obligation chocolate), and “Honmei-choco”. Giri-choco is meant to be for friends, colleagues, bosses, and close male friends. “Giri” means obligation hence this Giri-choco has no romance involved. On the other hand, Honmei-choco is given to a boyfriend, lover, or husband with true love. Now a days "Giri-choco" is renamed to "Tomo-choco"means friendship. So it is popular to exchange chocolates among female friends. So it is becoming more like a chocolate festival than a romantic day. For those who prefer to enjoy exchanging the thoughtful gifts with your loved ones, Free Spirits have the gift recommendation. Happy Valentine !
Free Spirits gift ideas http://www.free-spirits.co.jp/valentine/valentine-tokusetsu/