These are Christmas decorations I found today. Although most Japanese are not Christians ( only 1 % ), we love Christmas. We hear Christmas songs in the shopping streets and see many Christmas decorations here and there.
As for my mother who goes to the local nursery care center once a week for day service, she's also looking forward to the Christmas party held in there on Christmas Eve.
In Japan the most popular Christmas food today is not turkey (We have no turkey in the shop),but Kentucky Fried Chicken. And the unique custom is eating Christmas cake decorated gorgeously with Santa Claus. Gifts are given to children. Happy time for many people, especially for kids.
I'll go to my friend's home for Christmas party tomorrow. We'll enjoy Christmas dinner (probably special hotpot) and exchange presents each other.
Soon after Christmas, Japanese change the mood to prepare for the New Year. The busiest time of the year.