Dating in japanese culture
You can even recreate some of the Japanese romantic traditions at home.Although Airi, 18, is not a high school student, she wears her school uniform at a cafe in Tokyo because, she says, it makes her more popular with customers than when she wears her regular clothes.(“Joshi kosei” means “high school girl” in Japanese, and the English initials JK are universally used here to describe the practice.) Although some cafes like this are relatively innocent — those that employ high school girls must close by 10 p.m., which means the men aren’t too late getting home to their wives — there is a large part of this world that is not.There are various levels of high school dating, starting with cafes staffed by underage girls and peep shows where high school girls sit behind a one-way mirror in their school uniforms, posing according to customers’ requests.Japan also celebrates Valentine’s Day on February 14th, but its traditions are different than what you’d find throughout the rest of the world.
These are called giri or “obligation” chocolates and might be very small and cheap.You don’t have to be Japanese or be dating a Japanese person to enjoy some of the fun dating traditions of Japan.Plan a romantic getaway to Tokyo or one of the rural areas of Japan to enjoy the scenery, food, and some of the fun romantic activities as you sightsee.A popular romantic pastime is to rent a boat for two and paddle (usually foot-paddle) the boat together down the river as you gaze at the trees and flowers planted alongside the banks.Often, these boats are in the shape of large swans, so the people watching you paddle by know you’re an item.