Gift exchange is a core element of business etiquette and Japanese cultural customs. Varied occasions call for you to give gifts to your boss, colleagues, or friends in Japan. Previously we wrote about the Giri choco on Valentine’s Day and White Day. You should bring an omiyage home from your trip. In addition to the end-of-year gift of Oseibo, the middle-of-year gift of O-chugen is an expression of gratitude. Business associates, students, and teachers exchange gifts. So, when you receive them, you should also reciprocate.
With thousands of years of culture, history, and beliefs, Japan is a country where things may mean more than you think. For this reason, learning the dos and don’ts of Japanese gift-giving is significant.
We researched the mid-year O-chugen gift exchange and put together a few tips to help you to select perfect flowers of courtesy in the O-chugen season – and hand them over without any faux-pas.
Born in Nalchik in 1966, graduated with a major in English Lit, and working as a school teacher since 1990. My interests are diverse: music, good literature, and computer technology at the user level. I like to try new things, and I bring what I started to its logical conclusion. Oh! And I do love my pets! I’m already 54 and I still believe in miracles and hobbits with elves and Gandalf. I myself am a bit of an adventuress like a hobbit, and I love mushrooms, too, like they do.