Valentine’s Day is celebrated differently here than it is everywhere else. No gifts, chocolates, nice dinners, or flowers for Japanese women! In Japan, women give gifts to men on V-Day. The gifts are usually something sweet like candy or chocolates, and they are typically homemade! For the past week, all of the baking shops have been bustling full of women preparing to make their Valentine’s Day gifts. They’ll beautifully package them individually to give away to all of the guys that they care about including friends, coworkers, and significant others. I love seeing all of the women toting their bags of treats around the city. In March, the guys will return the favor on White Day. More to come on that!
P.S. Thanks to all who voted for their favorite dessert! The winners were the Raspberry Chocolate Mont Blanc and the Strawberry Trifle. The review will be coming soon!