White Day

February 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday: White Day

by Kayoko Akabori

We’re in Japan at the moment and there are luxurious, sparkling boxes of chocolates everywhere being sold for “White Day”. Huh? Oh yah, that’s right, it’s the day, one month after Valentine’s Day, when men give women chocolates. HUH??!?!? It’s true. In Japan, it is tradition for the ladies to gift chocolates to the men […]

March 14, 2009

March 14: Happy White Day!

by Yoko Kumano

This is my third White Day. One of my first blog posts on UM was about my first White Day. Then there was last year’s White Day. Three times a charm and I finally realized that White Day is the one time to really milk it in the Japanese workplace. So this year, I made […]

March 14, 2008

White Day 2008

by Yoko Kumano

Last year I posted a blog entry about my first White Day experience. This my second report. In pictures: Left: Like a Rothko painting. Except small and edible. Right: Mmm, gold flakes on chocolate. Top: High tea in my janky apartment. Bottom: Can’t go wrong with Neuhaus.

March 14, 2007

White Day

by Yoko Kumano

A month ago, if you asked me what I thought of the Japanese system regarding Valentine’s Day I would have given two enthusiastic thumbs DOWN. The first two weeks of February are madness. Pretty little Japanese girls swarm the streets and consequently, the department stores, in search of the perfect overpriced box of chocolates for […]