Hello guys! Happy valentine ♥♥! How's your preparation for this day?
Have you buy or make chocolates? Have you prepare your confession speech?
Goodluck with all that!
This year, i'm going to tell you about how Japanese celebrate valentine. It's a little bit different with our tradition. Some of you may have known, but some maybe not. So let's check it out! (^▽^)╯
In Japan, they celebrate valentine in a rather special way. You will see the town are full of red and pink color. Valentine in Japan means it's time for women to give chocolates or other gifts to men. There're three types of chocolate women gave.
1. Giri choco
It means obligatory chocolate. Women usually give giri choco to men as part of a duty, like maybe to men who often help her, or her boss, or her co-worker, or her friends. There's no special meaning to this type of chocolate. It can be used to tell how much you appreciate their help or as an appreciation/thank you gift. Giri choco can be given to more than one person, so Japanese women usually buy cheap chocolates for this.
2. Honmei choco
It can only be given for someone special. For example the boyfriend, or man you've crush on. You put all your love to this chocolate. It can be used as your confession tools too..That's why Japanese women usually buy an expensive chocolate or expensive gift to give.
3. Tomo choco
It's given to the same-sex friend a.k.a your girl friends. Tomo choco is a new habit for valentine in Japan, since giri choco and honmei choco are what i often heard about.
All those chocolate are given by women while the men are waiting to be given. The men will give something as a return in White day. That how valentine day works in Japan. You can't seperate Valentine and White day. So, have you prepare your honmei choco, dear girls?
Anyway, since it's valentine, don't forget to dress yourself the way you seem fit! :)
Be sweet and cheerful girls! ;)
what i wear:
basic top - colorbox | pink heart outer - colorbox | denim short - Mangga Dua
brown bag - China | cat tattoo stocking - unbranded | blue snedges - decimal shoes
watches - Bugis | bracelets - Pat a Cap
Hype my look here:
See you again later!
photographer: Stephany F. Goenawan
edited by me