Just like in the U.S., Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in Japan are celebrated the second Sunday of May or third Sunday of June. Every year I send my parents and grandparents some love from abroad, but coming up with something creative each year can sometimes be challenging. I also send my former host family parents a present, because we’ve bonded so much since my stay and over my years living here they’re pretty much “my family” as far as living in Japan goes. But as both holidays are relatively recent additions in Japan, sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in the flower rut.
Whether you’re looking to change it up a little this year or looking for some good places to shop, I hope you’ll find this entry helpful.