The population of Japanese Christians is only 1% of the Japanese population, but most of us celebrate
Christmas in Japan. I don’t know what the typical Japanese Christmas is, except eating a Christmas cake (a cake with
whipped cream and strawberries).
I was always eating a cake with my
parents at home, but my sister went out with her boyfriend to do something romantic. Towns and stores are of course decorated
with illuminations, play Christmas songs and get very Christmas-like. Some places have a giant tree, too. How about Japanese
houses? We hardly illuminate our houses. And most of us don’t send Christmas cards, but we send New Years cards. (We
have New Years cards with a lottery. If you receive 100 cards, you have 100 chances to win something.)
Most of us Japanese are not Christians, but we simply want to enjoy Christmas. That’s it. Let’s
|Santa & His Little Helper
We saw a Santa Claus doll in white from top to bottom. The owner of this Santa said that Santa was from
Russia originally, and Coca Cola Company made Santa’s clothes red. Did you know that? Is that true?