White Day in Japan

Today is White Day in Japan. After the disaster I doubt anybody is thinking much about chocolate but hopefully Japan can recover quickly.

To aid in the rebuilding effort, you can donate to the red cross here.

  

The 14th of February was Valentine’s Day which was a day for women to buy men chocolate (scandalous). Well the 14th of March is White Day and is considered a day that men are supposed to return favours received from women on Valentine’s Day. It is believed to have been introduced by a marshmallow manufacturing company in the 1960’s hence the name but men tend to buy other sorts of gifts, not just marshmallows.

 

Here’s a video which explains it.