Special report Tokyo

Wow, we thought a few nights in Bangkok have humbled us…but it seems that even one day in Tokyo can drill some humility into us too! You see, we have arrived. In Tokyo we mean. After a nice afternoon journey, we had slept well. And the good weather we ordered came as expected (ahem), plus we had great meals…

Actually today’s special report is not about the tourist or traveler attractions that Tokyo has to offer. It has all to do with people and culture. We are quite sure that wherever you are, most if not all would have been ‘bombarded’ with reminders of the all important occasion that is on the 14th of February – Valentine’s day.

In Japan there are actually two such romantic days. The February date is also known as “red” day. On that day it is the women who will lead in the celebration of their appreciation of their male love ones. Conversely on 14th March, or “white” day – it is the reverse, the men get their turn especially if they received a gift in February.

Now we have not seen how things run at the malls on “white” day, but we certainly count ourselves as veterans when it comes to “red” day. Same time last year we were also in Tokyo to witness the crush of womenhood at all the confectionery outlets we visited in the city. It’s like a frenzy. To be honest it is easy to see why. How can you resist buying these delectable sweet chocolaty morsels for you man?

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Someone told us (can’t remember who) that some women actually buy this for colleagues at work – men or women included. There is said to be competition who brings in the most delightful creations to the office. Hmm…wow if this story is real than we might want to encourage it in Singapore too! LOL. Suan: that’s his opinion…

Isn’t this interesting? Our adventure continues…

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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