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My Japanese Advent Calendar – December 23rd

Yesterday I showed you some of the wonderful 3D Christmas cards available in Japan and commented that, actually, I have no idea who buys these cards as all my Japanese friends and students claim not to. As well as the 3D cards, there are some really beautiful Japanese themed Christmas cards available. Here’s a selection: … Continue reading

My Japanese Advent Calendar – December 22nd

Japan seems to have a fascination with elaborate, expensive, 3D Christmas cards. I received one, and bought a couple for myself out of curiosity… ☆★☆ ☆★☆ ☆★☆ The weird thing is, I can’t work out who actually buys these cards except us gaijin. Every Japanese person I have asked says they don’t really bother to … Continue reading

My Japanese Advent Calendar – December 19th

Today, I thought I’d celebrate Christmas in Japan with a selection of the Christmas trees I’ve discovered this year: ☆★☆ ☆★☆ ☆★☆ ☆★☆ ☆★☆ ☆★☆ ☆★☆ I’d also like to pay tribute to these Christmas trees with a cheesy rendition of “O Tannenbaum” in Japanese, which I found on YouTube: もみの木 もみの木 いつも みどりよ! 😉 ☆★☆ This post … Continue reading

My Japanese Advent Calendar – December 17th

Today, I bring you a random poinsettia decoration found among a slightly odd light display in Hamamatsu: For some reason, the light display featured elephants. It was in an area where it’s never particularly dark, so it was very hard to make out what on earth they were at first!