A chilly Christmas Day in Japan, while no match for the Antipodean holiday, is a chance to enjoy aching familiar traditions that were slightly altered as they came through a different cultural lens. An opportunity to experience the romance of a date on Christmas Eve followed by a day of overindulgence in KFC chicken.
Or maybe to simply appreciate the wintry scenery, of snow covered temples and shrines that challenge our image of the traditional Christmas-time view.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone, no matter where they are in the world. I wish us all a safe, fun day.
- Freaky Christmas Traditions (gnosticbent.wordpress.com)
- Merry Christmas from Japan (japandailypress.com)
- KFC Japan holds contest with all-you-can-eat in Osaka reward (japandailypress.com)