Omiyage – The way of the souvenir

One of the best things about teaching in Japan is the omiyage, souvenirs that Japanese people feel obligated to buy for everyone they know! This, of course, includes teachers. The most common kind of omiyage is cookies or rice crackers. Barely a week goes by without one of my students bringing a box of biscuits to class from some remote village, Disneyland or a trip overseas. Today I was given a […]