I think Japan was like ‘Nice Holiday you have there, Europe. Think we’ll adopt our favorite parts and call them our own’. Or that’s how I imagined it.
Here is my list of 8 things I enjoy about Christmas in Japan:
1.) Christmas Cake
When I first arrived, the Japanese asked about my family’s “Christmas Cake” and I stared at them blankly. They insisted it was a Western Tradition. I begged to differ.
However, most are still very convinced people in the West eat Christmas Cake during Christmas. I’m still waiting for egg nog to invade Japan.
I love any tradition that gives an excuse to buy cake. After all, since I live in Japan I should blend with the natives, right? Right! Let’s buy some cake! Continue reading