The Seventy-Some-Odd Days of Christmas


Japan is not a Christian nation but the Japanese do enjoy celebrating a Christmas season. Theirs is a cheerful Christmas of Santa, candy canes and reindeer, wiped clean of any religious figure (“Who is this Jesus you speak of?”) – and, apparently, any timely connection to the actual holiday. Starting the day after Halloween, here is a look at what I’ve been seeing in stores around town: pb060098.jpgpb060099.jpg pb060100.jpgAre those, er, Stars of David? And here I thought 5 days of Halloween was a bit much ….

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