A cash gift called Oshugi is customarily given during celebrations in Japan. Traditionally, the money is presented in a Shugi-Bukuro (pronounced shoo-gi bukuro). Your name and message is written on the envelope so the recipient can see whom the gift is from. The envelope is placed inside the shugi-bukuro that is beautifully decorated with blue, white and gold cords twisted and tied into a decorative knot. This envelope has the Kotobuki Kanji in gold writing which means long life. These envelopes can be used for birthdays, graduation, anniversaries, job promotions and more!