In Japan, people give gifts to their bosses, friends and family to show their thanks at the end of a year.
The gifts are called oseibo in Japanese.
The gifts are usually food or house things, such as beers, sake, ham, dried fish, canned food, sweets, oil, detergent, towels and so on.
Supermarkets and department stores make a special counter for the oseibo season, and display all kinds of boxed gifts.
Because it’s a great season to increase their sales, stores get very excited and competitive.
Oseibo gifts are traditionally decorated with red and white cords tied in a bow, which is a decoration for an auspicious event, and a ceremonial folded paper with a strip of dried abalone for good wishes.
Today, these decorations are simplified; they are only printed on a paper with the sender’s name.
Ambitiously Started Oseibo Sale
This is JAPAN Style!
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