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Do you guys know about japanese presents? I mean there is that Valentine day - White day stuff, and all that handmaking mufflers, but what else?
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hmm...can't think of one at the moment..oh yeah,what about the button-thingy that girls get from a graduate student they like..???
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souvenirs are really common, everywhere you go you usually buy things for friends you're close to, usually a specialty of the area like food or potery.

Slayer2001 mentioned the second button on a uniform, it's the button closest to your heart, so it's like telling a sweetheart that they were closest to their heart

Christmas has become a gift giving event, more of a couples day,

New years is also big for a gift of money

Boy's Day, May 05 I believe is when the holiday is celebrated, but I'm not certain if there is a gift involved, but I believe there's a festival.

other European celebrations have been adopted such as mother's day, father's day, and birthday celebrations, a common but kind of embarassing thing said on birthday's, usually between lovers is "thank you for being born".

Another big event is in the summer time, usually in August, is like the month of the dead, it's the month that family members visit the family grave and do grave cleanings, usually it's an arbitrary day for different families, Igifts of incense, prayer, and flowers are given to the grave.

Another common gift giving is when you give flowers to the one you love, or care about, particular flowers have specific meanings according to flower language

Although more common in Korea than Japan, there is another Day called Black Day,

(Feb. 14) Valentine's Day - girls give guys chocolates

(Mar. 14) White Day- Guy's return chocolates to the girl's they've recieved from, or care for.

(Apr. 14) Black Day - If you recieved no chocolates nor had any of your own accepted you gather with other's in the same love situation and eat black food, it's kind of depressing, but I guess it groups lonely people together and can spark new love, or at least rebound.

Something culturally common is going out to drinking parties, so when you're older it's not uncommon to go out with friends/ co-workers and have your tab put on them instead as a gift. Especially when big deals have been accepted by your company as a result of your hard work. Drinking age in Japan is 20, but I think it's more related to the year you turn 20 vs. the actual age by birth. East asia tends to view age to begin with conception so ages are a bit blurred in public though they are very important on a person to person basis, The older you are, even between twins, is noted.
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whoa i never knew there were soo many rofl~~ i gotta thank u guys hehe now im more knowledgeable ^^
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aaendaus wrote:

souvenirs are really common, everywhere you go you usually buy things for friends you're close to, usually a specialty of the area like food or potery.

Slayer2001 mentioned the second button on a uniform, it's the button closest to your heart, so it's like telling a sweetheart that they were closest to their heart

Christmas has become a gift giving event, more of a couples day,

New years is also big for a gift of money

Boy's Day, May 05 I believe is when the holiday is celebrated, but I'm not certain if there is a gift involved, but I believe there's a festival.

other European celebrations have been adopted such as mother's day, father's day, and birthday celebrations, a common but kind of embarassing thing said on birthday's, usually between lovers is "thank you for being born".

Another big event is in the summer time, usually in August, is like the month of the dead, it's the month that family members visit the family grave and do grave cleanings, usually it's an arbitrary day for different families, Igifts of incense, prayer, and flowers are given to the grave.

Another common gift giving is when you give flowers to the one you love, or care about, particular flowers have specific meanings according to flower language

Although more common in Korea than Japan, there is another Day called Black Day,

(Feb. 14) Valentine's Day - girls give guys chocolates

(Mar. 14) White Day- Guy's return chocolates to the girl's they've recieved from, or care for.

(Apr. 14) Black Day - If you recieved no chocolates nor had any of your own accepted you gather with other's in the same love situation and eat black food, it's kind of depressing, but I guess it groups lonely people together and can spark new love, or at least rebound.

Something culturally common is going out to drinking parties, so when you're older it's not uncommon to go out with friends/ co-workers and have your tab put on them instead as a gift. Especially when big deals have been accepted by your company as a result of your hard work. Drinking age in Japan is 20, but I think it's more related to the year you turn 20 vs. the actual age by birth. East asia tends to view age to begin with conception so ages are a bit blurred in public though they are very important on a person to person basis, The older you are, even between twins, is noted.



maaaaan,that's sweet!!thanks for the info...
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Maybe something hand made like cookies, cakes, sweets?
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If you add it to aaendaus,
Girl's day(Hinamatsuri) March 3.

They present mother the carnation flower on Mother's Day.
Father's Day is an extra on Mother's Day. lol

The Japanese have a custom of sending New Year's Day postcards (nengajō) to their friends and relatives. ---by wiki
for example

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yuskip wrote:

If you add it to aaendaus,
Girl's day(Hinamatsuri) March 3.

They present mother the carnation flower on Mother's Day.
Father's Day is an extra on Mother's Day. lol

The Japanese have a custom of sending New Year's Day postcards (nengajō) to their friends and relatives. ---by wiki
for example



I've heard of girls day, I just never really heard it was as big or not, it's cool that you know when it is, I have an aunt who is born on that day, I'll be sure to tell her!

It's also cool that they give a carnation in flower language- hanakotoba, it means disappointment, so I find it a bit strange that it's the flower of choice, but maybe it's to say I haven't given you my due for what you're worth or something.

Thanks for the extra info!
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aaendaus wrote:


yuskip wrote:

If you add it to aaendaus,
Girl's day(Hinamatsuri) March 3.

They present mother the carnation flower on Mother's Day.
Father's Day is an extra on Mother's Day. lol

The Japanese have a custom of sending New Year's Day postcards (nengajō) to their friends and relatives. ---by wiki
for example



I've heard of girls day, I just never really heard it was as big or not, it's cool that you know when it is, I have an aunt who is born on that day, I'll be sure to tell her!

It's also cool that they give a carnation in flower language- hanakotoba, it means disappointment, so I find it a bit strange that it's the flower of choice, but maybe it's to say I haven't given you my due for what you're worth or something.

Thanks for the extra info!


You are very knowledgeable.
Thank you so much
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aaendaus wrote:

souvenirs are really common, everywhere you go you usually buy things for friends you're close to, usually a specialty of the area like food or potery.

Slayer2001 mentioned the second button on a uniform, it's the button closest to your heart, so it's like telling a sweetheart that they were closest to their heart

Christmas has become a gift giving event, more of a couples day,

New years is also big for a gift of money

Boy's Day, May 05 I believe is when the holiday is celebrated, but I'm not certain if there is a gift involved, but I believe there's a festival.

other European celebrations have been adopted such as mother's day, father's day, and birthday celebrations, a common but kind of embarassing thing said on birthday's, usually between lovers is "thank you for being born".

Another big event is in the summer time, usually in August, is like the month of the dead, it's the month that family members visit the family grave and do grave cleanings, usually it's an arbitrary day for different families, Igifts of incense, prayer, and flowers are given to the grave.

Another common gift giving is when you give flowers to the one you love, or care about, particular flowers have specific meanings according to flower language

Although more common in Korea than Japan, there is another Day called Black Day,

(Feb. 14) Valentine's Day - girls give guys chocolates

(Mar. 14) White Day- Guy's return chocolates to the girl's they've recieved from, or care for.

(Apr. 14) Black Day - If you recieved no chocolates nor had any of your own accepted you gather with other's in the same love situation and eat black food, it's kind of depressing, but I guess it groups lonely people together and can spark new love, or at least rebound.

Something culturally common is going out to drinking parties, so when you're older it's not uncommon to go out with friends/ co-workers and have your tab put on them instead as a gift. Especially when big deals have been accepted by your company as a result of your hard work. Drinking age in Japan is 20, but I think it's more related to the year you turn 20 vs. the actual age by birth. East asia tends to view age to begin with conception so ages are a bit blurred in public though they are very important on a person to person basis, The older you are, even between twins, is noted.




isnt white day the day when boys give something white to te girls that gave them chocolates
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big-mike83190 wrote:


aaendaus wrote:

souvenirs are really common, everywhere you go you usually buy things for friends you're close to, usually a specialty of the area like food or potery.

Slayer2001 mentioned the second button on a uniform, it's the button closest to your heart, so it's like telling a sweetheart that they were closest to their heart

Christmas has become a gift giving event, more of a couples day,

New years is also big for a gift of money

Boy's Day, May 05 I believe is when the holiday is celebrated, but I'm not certain if there is a gift involved, but I believe there's a festival.

other European celebrations have been adopted such as mother's day, father's day, and birthday celebrations, a common but kind of embarassing thing said on birthday's, usually between lovers is "thank you for being born".

Another big event is in the summer time, usually in August, is like the month of the dead, it's the month that family members visit the family grave and do grave cleanings, usually it's an arbitrary day for different families, Igifts of incense, prayer, and flowers are given to the grave.

Another common gift giving is when you give flowers to the one you love, or care about, particular flowers have specific meanings according to flower language

Although more common in Korea than Japan, there is another Day called Black Day,

(Feb. 14) Valentine's Day - girls give guys chocolates

(Mar. 14) White Day- Guy's return chocolates to the girl's they've recieved from, or care for.

(Apr. 14) Black Day - If you recieved no chocolates nor had any of your own accepted you gather with other's in the same love situation and eat black food, it's kind of depressing, but I guess it groups lonely people together and can spark new love, or at least rebound.

Something culturally common is going out to drinking parties, so when you're older it's not uncommon to go out with friends/ co-workers and have your tab put on them instead as a gift. Especially when big deals have been accepted by your company as a result of your hard work. Drinking age in Japan is 20, but I think it's more related to the year you turn 20 vs. the actual age by birth. East asia tends to view age to begin with conception so ages are a bit blurred in public though they are very important on a person to person basis, The older you are, even between twins, is noted.




isnt white day the day when boys give something white to te girls that gave them chocolates


No it's chocolate
I think that it's called white day because it's supposed to symbolize young/pure love.
It's really all marketing by companies though
It's also related to feminism where the woman is empowered to make the first move
and to the general belief that guys are really bad at remembering dates like anniversaries, in case the guy forgets about Valentine's day he can always make it up a month later without regrets.
Either way I celebrate White Day even though I'm in Canada, everyone loves random gifts, so because it's chocolate and unexpected its is a great way to initiate a fun time
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aaendaus wrote:

souvenirs are really common, everywhere you go you usually buy things for friends you're close to, usually a specialty of the area like food or potery.

Slayer2001 mentioned the second button on a uniform, it's the button closest to your heart, so it's like telling a sweetheart that they were closest to their heart

Christmas has become a gift giving event, more of a couples day,

New years is also big for a gift of money

Boy's Day, May 05 I believe is when the holiday is celebrated, but I'm not certain if there is a gift involved, but I believe there's a festival.

other European celebrations have been adopted such as mother's day, father's day, and birthday celebrations, a common but kind of embarassing thing said on birthday's, usually between lovers is "thank you for being born".

Another big event is in the summer time, usually in August, is like the month of the dead, it's the month that family members visit the family grave and do grave cleanings, usually it's an arbitrary day for different families, Igifts of incense, prayer, and flowers are given to the grave.

Another common gift giving is when you give flowers to the one you love, or care about, particular flowers have specific meanings according to flower language

Although more common in Korea than Japan, there is another Day called Black Day,

(Feb. 14) Valentine's Day - girls give guys chocolates

(Mar. 14) White Day- Guy's return chocolates to the girl's they've recieved from, or care for.

(Apr. 14) Black Day - If you recieved no chocolates nor had any of your own accepted you gather with other's in the same love situation and eat black food, it's kind of depressing, but I guess it groups lonely people together and can spark new love, or at least rebound.

Something culturally common is going out to drinking parties, so when you're older it's not uncommon to go out with friends/ co-workers and have your tab put on them instead as a gift. Especially when big deals have been accepted by your company as a result of your hard work. Drinking age in Japan is 20, but I think it's more related to the year you turn 20 vs. the actual age by birth. East asia tends to view age to begin with conception so ages are a bit blurred in public though they are very important on a person to person basis, The older you are, even between twins, is noted.


this is some awesome info thx xD
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I saw a video on the internet of some Japanese guy who surprise-ejaculated on girls in public, does that count?
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FlavorAmazing wrote:

I saw a video on the internet of some Japanese guy who surprise-ejaculated on girls in public, does that count?


Yo! kids read these as well. Unless happily accepted that is far from a gift, Can you please edit the thread before it's read by more people.
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slayer2001 wrote:

hmm...can't think of one at the moment..oh yeah,what about the button-thingy that girls get from a graduate student they like..???


Yep. They do that. If you watch the PV for the song "Lovin Life" by FUNKY MONKEY BABYS. It's shows this event of the button giving.
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