Traditions: Envelope


Money Envelope

Included in Daily Life box

  • Description: Money envelopes or Kinpū, are used to enclose money when presented as a gift.  Sealed with a decorative bow called a mizuhiki, it used to be customary to make one’s own, however in present times they are most commonly purchase at stores. Different types are used for different occasions (weddings, child birth, funerals), and it is customary for the person presenting the gift to write their name along with the amount of money enclosed on the envelope.
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