Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14. Japan has an original custom on Valentine’s day. The day is when women give chocolates to men to express their love. In many other countries, I heard that men or women give flowers, cards and gifts,which are exchanged between lovers to each other. This Japanese style of Valentine’s day originally started in 1936.A confectionery company Morozoff Ltd. in Kobe introduced this day, to put an advertisement on English news paper”The Jap
The 68th Sapporo Snow Festival is held from Feb.6~ Feb.12. The Sapporo Snow Festival is one of the biggest major winter event in Japan.The first festival was held in Odori park in 1950,with only 6 statues.It has been becoming more and more famous year by year,and now, a number of people visit The Snow Festival from Japan and abroad.
There are 3 different locations for the festival in Sapporo,which is Tsudome,Susukino and Odori. Among these,Odori is the most popular place, be
Setsubun is a traditional festival held on February 3.It literally means the day between two seasons (Setsu=season / Bun=division). In Japan,this day marks the end of the winter and people celebrate Setsubun, the day before the first spring day on the present calendar.You never miss the event “Mame maki” on the day. “Mame maki” is when people throw soybeans both inside and outside of their houses. You scatter the beans outside,while shouting “Oni wa soto= Devil out” and scatt