If and where I am wrong about these things, Van Tilden will have to correct me.
Christmas in Japan happens a little differently than it does in the USA.
Typically, children may only get a small present and not several as they do in the USA and other countries.
The big issues of Christmas is the Japanese Christmas Cake, which is traditionally eaten on December 25th.
Japanese Christmas cakes are almost invariably sponge cakes with whipped icing and strawberries on them.
The cakes are often highly decorative and aesthetic.
Christmas is not so much about family time as it is about romantic time. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are a time for couples to be together on dates.
Another aspect that took me by surprise is that in Japan, fried chicken is quite popular for Christmas! KFC even has Colonel Sanders dressed up to look like Santa Claus.
Also, I just found out that Beethoven’s 9th Symphony is considered to be the most popular Christmas music in Japan. You can listen to it on Youtube by clicking anywhere here.
Finally, Colonel Sanders as Santa Claus!
Thanks everyone for reading my blog, and I hope you enjoyed learning about Christmas celebrated in other cultures.