November 05, 2004

Christmas In Japan

The Japanese seem to celebrate a new holiday every week, so it wasn't a complete shock when we rode our bikes past Tennoji (a pretty big area in Osaka) to see it decorated for Christmas already.

However, I did find it shocking that it was only November 2nd, and they already had things decorated for Christmas.

So, I guess when I said it wasn't a complete shock, I lied, because it was, in fact, a complete shock.

Anyway, it's the first time I've ever been able to ride my bike wearing shorts and short sleeves, come home and turn on the air conditioning, while entering (albeit a tad early) the Christmas season. Usually, I'm bundled in winter jackets and gloves trying to keep warm.

Except for last year during the chiller challenge, when Jay and I wore shorts until November 10th, so I guess I lied about that, too. (But in my defense I was very cold, and Torrington wasn't decorated for Christmas yet)

(Except for maybe that crazy Christmas guy who decorates his entire house... I'm sure that was all set up. You CT folk know who I mean... so I suppose I'm still lying)

Anyway, it was my simple intent to show you this picture and suggest that it's way too early for Christmas, but babbling has led me to realize that I can't even follow my thought process at this point, so I guess I'll just show the photo.


Christmas In Japan.jpg

Posted by jed at November 5, 2004 06:10 PM

Well let me just say is better to celebrated Christmas early that way the celebration will last longer...dont you think? ^_~ Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year!

Posted by: Sakura at December 22, 2005 03:01 PM
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