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Japan 2015: Christmas!

Japan 2015: Christmas!

So, I’m back in the UK now after an amazing month in Japan, and Christmas has already been and gone. Japan was Christmas crazy whilst I was there, with festive tunes playing in every shop, lift and hotel, and Christmas displays everywhere. Everything was lit up, covered in santas and very, very sparkly. Christmas was … Continue reading

Rilakkuma Christmas

Rilakkuma Christmas

The other day I shared my latest bunch of Rilakkuma goods with you (A whole lotta kawaii…) but that wasn’t the end of it! At Christmas I was lucky enough to get a few more kawaii Rilakkuma items from some friends who know me so well… A Rilakkuma tissue box cover A Rilakkuma USB stick And a … Continue reading

Merry Christmas! メリークリスマス!

Merry Christmas! メリークリスマス!

Merry Christmas from Haikugirl’s Japan! メリークリスマス!よいお年を!Wishing you all a happy, kawaii/kakkoii Christmas! Thank you all for your likes and comments throughout the year. I still have lots of posts to share before the year is out, so do keep reading. ゚☆,。・:*:・゚★o (*^_^)v ゚☆,。・:*:・゚★o

Starbucks Japan – Christmas 2013

Starbucks Japan – Christmas 2013

As soon as I see the red cups return to Starbucks I know it’s Christmas, and my mind instantly turns to Japan. Starbucks in Japan has some really inventive seasonal flavours, and Christmas time is no exception. This year’s offerings are クラッシュ マロン パイ フラペチーノ (Crushed Marron Pie Frappuccino) and クラッシュ マロン パイ ラテ (Crushed Marron Pie … Continue reading

Origami inspired homemade Christmas cards

Origami inspired homemade Christmas cards

I decided to have a go at making some Christmas cards this year, using some Christmas origami paper and origami folding techniques. What do you think? I might start a bit earlier next year and try to make a few more if they’re popular! 😀

Hello Kitty Christmas Crackers

Hello Kitty Christmas Crackers

Christmas Day had a little burst of Japanese fun this year – Hello Kitty Christmas Crackers! I was really excited to see that my mum had found Kitty-chan crackers in Tesco. Hello Kitty seems to be really popular in the UK at the moment, which is good news for me. The crackers contained some pretty … Continue reading

Let’s Merry Xmas!

Let’s Merry Xmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!  メリークリスマス! Thank you for reading all year and sticking with me even though I left Japan. Please keep reading in the New Year, as I will strive to keep up my promise of weekly posts about Japan, Japanese culture, and Japanese-related happenings in the UK. If you’ve never experienced Christmas in Japan, … Continue reading

Christmas Cards in Japan

Christmas Cards in Japan

It’s J-Festa time again, and this month’s theme is Christmas in Japan. Christmas in Japan is a curious thing. December 25th is not a holiday in Japan, and most of the action takes place on December 24th, which is a big date night. By the end of December 25th, most traces of Christmas have completely gone … Continue reading

Japan Crafts – for Christmas!

Japan Crafts – for Christmas!

Is your Christmas tree lacking that certain something? Would you like to give your friends a lovingly hand-crafted decoration for Christmas? Do you love Japanese crafts? If your answer to any of those questions is “yes”, read on! Sometime back in July I stumbled upon Japan Crafts. Japan Crafts is a small, family business based … Continue reading

My Japanese Advent Calendar – December 25th

Merry Christmas! メリークリスマス! I’ve enjoyed putting together these daily “Japanese Advent Calendar” posts and now, as a final Christmas Day post, here is a little video I put together of X’mas in Japan, 2008 – 2010. So, that’s it. Christmas is over for another year. Actually, it seemed to be over before it had even … Continue reading