W hen the Japanese girl band Chai took to the stage of Yes in Manchester two years ago in matching bubblegum pink and hi-vis stripes, the critic Gary Ryan marvelled at how gloriously flamboyant they were. He loved their moves bonkers , their pace breakneck and their Abba tribute Dancing Queen. Amid the spectacle, their exuberant indie pop decried impossible beauty standards and willed girls to be themselves and make stuff. Covid has done nothing to dampen this spirit.
Impress Your Loved One With Homemade Chocolate This Valentine's Day
72 Japanese ideas
Japanese society traditionally asks and expects women to be timid, submissive, and deferential to their male counterparts though modern Japanese society is evolving. That is, on days a year. Men do not give anything to women; it is a day of strictly one-way giving. It is a chance, a single-day window, for women to be proactive about expressing their romantic interests—nay, a day when they are in fact encouraged to confess their feelings! Women began to feel obliged to give chocolate not only to the objects of their affection, but also to their male bosses and co-workers. To their fathers and sons.
White Day Alia
White Day is on March 14, one month after Valentine's Day , when people give reciprocal gifts to those who gave them gifts received on Valentine's Day. It began in Japan in ; since then, its observance has spread to several other Asian nations. Valentine's Day was first attempted to be celebrated in Japan in , however it did not begin to be popularly celebrated until the s, giving the day a different observation than in the West. Soon thereafter, confectionery companies began marketing white chocolate.
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