Experience with girichoko?
January 11, 2006 2:26 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have experience or knowledge of the Japanese tradition called girichoko
posted by greasepig to society & culture (5 answers total)
It comes from the Japanese "giri" meaning duty or obligation, and "choko", a shortened from of "chokoleeto" or chocolate, and it refers to candies that women give to men who are not their spouses or significant others on Valentine's Day. I need to find out more about this tradition, though - are there any other days that women give girichoko? It seems that men do not give girichoko on White Day, just to their girlfriends, or do they and it's called something else? Is it still pretty popular or is it dying out? Any info at all would be appreciated (日本語でどうぞ)