Did you know?: Certain kinds of money in certain envelopes for special occasions in Japan

Did you know?: Certain kinds of money in certain envelopes for special occasions in Japan

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

According to Japanese tradition, you are supposed to present certain kinds of money in certain envelopes when you attend a wedding, funeral or memorial service. For a wedding, wrap crisp and new, unfolded bills in a red and white envelope. For a funeral or any memorial service, enclose rather old and not clean bills in a black and white envelope. Red and white for weddings, black and white for funerals – now, don’t forget!

 

 

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