Valentine’s Day is coming soon. This event is very popular in Japan, too. Although most of us aren’t Christian.
In Japan, women usually give chocolate to men. Therefore Many kinds of special chocolate are sold here and there until Valentine’s Day. For example, heart-shaped chocolates, boxes of chocolates packed in special packages, packed with special gifts and so on. At department stores, chocolate fairs are held in this season – usually until Valentine’s Day. And many kinds of chocolate we usually don’t see are sold – Japanese original ones and imported ones from Belgium, France and so on.
Because some of them are very expensive, we can not buy them easily. But this season is good chance to try them, because there are samples of the chocolate given out on toothpicks at that fair.