Hidemi’s Rambling by Hidemi Woods

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

Hidemi’s Rambling No.132

on March 13, 2010

March 14 is ‘White Day’ in Japan, which the confectionery industry invented for sales. Its stupid concept is for men to give women sweets in return for Valentine’s Day that is for women to give men chocolates. What really annoys me is not only its foolish name but also the Japanese tendency to differentiate between genders in every field. I shun this relatively new custom, but for some reason, my father sends me something on the day every year. It’s not sweet as it sounds, because he never approves of me being a musician and hardly forgets to include a criticizing note about me…


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