Japanese spirit part5

About Giri.

Giri refer to social oblogation . One feels indebted

and obligated to return a favor to those who have

been helpful or thoughtful. Such feelings of indebtedness are called Giri. For example , the long-

standing social customs of seasonal gift-giving and

the exchanging of New Year greeting cards that is called Nengajo in Japapanese are examples of Giri.

Giri is an important Japanese ethic that binds people

together for the sake of keeping up good relations .