My Japanese Advent Calendar – December 24th

So, it’s almost Christmas, and Santa Claus must be readying his sleigh as we speak. I got to thinking this week about Santa. Who says Santa has to be a fat white guy? I rather like this Japanese Santa:

冬フェス Hamamatsu 2010

And why a sleigh with reindeer? You could just as easily have a horse and carriage, surely? 😉

Fuji Safari Park

Finally, because today is Christmas Eve, I will leave you with what is probably my favourite Japanese Christmas song, Christmas Eve (クリスマス・イブ) by Tatsuro Yamashita (山下 達郎)…

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