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Christmas illuminations 2008 in Aoba Park,Shizuoka city
As Japan is not a Christian country,Christmas in Japan is more of a commercial affair.Christmas is not a holiday here-the end of year and New Years is.Christmas is more for couples or children(most do not know where the tradition of gift giving comes from).When I was a child visiting relatives in Japan during the school holidays,I can remember Christmas being very,very minor.However during the last 20 years or so,with Western images of Christmas becoming stronger through films, advertising,music,the image of Christmas has become popular in Japan as an event.Christmas decorations,illuminations are very popular in towns and shopping districts.Present giving is mainly for couples and small children or close friends.Card giving is even less common,even though there is a dizzying array af cards in the shops(most people buy them,because they are cute).Christmas Eve is more the highlight than Christmas Day-families(that is mum,dad,kids..grandparents if they live with the family)have KFC for dinner(Japanese kitchens are not big enough to have an oven for turkey)and a "Christmas cake" usually a strawberry and cream cake(kids favourite).Its all very pretty and sparkley...but I do miss the goode olde traditional Christmas of England.
Anyways,here is the illumination display they have in Shizuoka city's Aoba Park.Aoba Park is in the centre of Shizuoka's downtown,running a couple of blocks east to west.The east end starts at the city hall and more lively part of town.The west end is very quiet,being away from the city centre.
Le Coq Festif
Every Christmas, we head out to The Garden Corner, a very nice high-end garden center near home that sells Christmas trees and is always decorated for the season. (They also deliver, including carrying the tree up our front steps which are usually rain-slick from the Oregon winter.) It's become a tradition for us to do this at night, with flashlights. The kids romp through the trees, examining and inspecting every one for Just The Right Tree.
This one had NEARLY everything: great shape, no holes amid the branches, a good height but not too tall; its only real failing was the lack of a central spire for our tree-topper (the wire-and-crystal star).
"I can put my chicken on it!" shouted Boh, excitedly.
And so we did. And so was born a new Christmas tradition: le coq du Noel, the Christmas Chicken.
Hey, if we can have Chinese turkey for dinner, we can have a French chicken for the tree, n'est-ce pas?
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