It isn't a well-known festival in Japan...yet. However this year I saw more use of the word "Easter", and images of rabbits and eggs in advertising on TV and in shops.
Easter, for Christians, is an important festival. It remembers the time when Jesus Christ was killed on the cross by Romans, and then after 3 days rose to heaven. Christians go to church at Easter and it is time of rebirth of belief etc
For non-Christians? The rest of us...it is a spring holiday where kids decorate chicken eggs, people have egg hunts and competitions to make cute Easter hats.
The Easter Bunny, a rabbit. is a character and many people give eachother egg-shaped chocolates.
Eggs - rabbits....spring and birth images....linking to the Christian festival.
There are no Easter Eggs in Japanese shops...I was sad. But after I said this on Facebook last week 3 friends gave me eggs from America and England.
Here is the one I ate last night: milk chocolate in the shape of an egg, wrapped in foil and packaged in a box. The small bag contains more chocolate eggs.
Delicious! Not good for a diet....