The Japanese Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just as important to the Japanese as it is for people in the United States. However, the way they celebrate this classic day of romance is very different. In Japan, it is more often the women who buy chocolate to give to the men.

Valentine’s Day chocolates come in three forms. First, there’s the obligatory chocolate that women buy for their male superiors and coworkers at their workplaces. Secondly, there’s the friend chocolate that they’ll buy for their female friends. Finally, there’s the special, romantic chocolate that they’ll buy for the men they’re actually interested in. It is later on, during Japan’s “White Day” that the men will buy chocolates to return the favors to the women who so honored them on Valentine’s Day.

If you want to do something special for your own loved ones, consider a dinner of sushi at our Bothell Japanese restaurant!