S3E3: The Art of Gift-Giving

Lets take a look at the unique Japanese art of gift-giving!

In this episode of Nihongo Master podcast, we talk about the unique Japanese art of gift-giving!

This art of gift-giving dates back to the Edo period, a healthy practice that lives to this day in respect to the original intentions of the various types of gifts.

Podcast host Azra says, “It is more than just casually giving someone a souvenir from a recent trip or a present for an occasion. It’s an act of appreciation, a show of respect and a presentation of gratitude.” 

We look into the various types of gifts, along with a brief history of the practice as well as gift-giving etiquette to prepare you for when you do find yourself in the situation of having to give a gift in Japan.

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A podcast for Japanese culture enthusiasts and language learners. Brought to you by Nihongo Master, an e-learning site focused on helping learners at every level master the Japanese language.