November 1, 2010 12:36 PM Subscribe
Japanese Birthday customs
posted by Hands of Manos to Society & Culture (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For my girlfriend's 40th this year, I'm going to do a Japanese themed birthday party. I have some japanese recipes I'm going to make (as well as getting some sushi to go with it) but I was wondering if anyone could tell me about Japanese customs when it comes to birthday celebrations.
How is it different than people in the states? How do you pronounce happy birthday in Japanese? Is there a certain music the Japanese play during a birthday celebration?
I also am going to dress the kids up (hopefully) for the birthday, too. I will have the girl dress up in a Kimono but I'm having trouble coming up with something authentic for the boy.
Also, what type of dessert goes well for a Japanese Birthday?
Thanks for any and all tips you can give me!