Birthday’s in Japan

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So this week was my friend’s birthday. We did it right! We went to a cake shop and each had two pieces of fancy looking cake and ice cream. It was a decent price. Since her birthday just passed it brings a perfect opportunity to talk about birthdays in Japan.

In Japan birthdays are not as big of a deal. Typically there are no birthday parties but friends and families will go out to eat. Most of the time there is also no presents. This surprised me because it is very different in America.

The birthday that is a big is the 20th. It is the age that you become an adult in Japan. At the end of the year all of the people that became 20 are celebrated and they wear kimonos!