Japanese love gifts, so is the perfect time for them to shopping spree . Because you have to give gifts to your boss, colleague, neighbor , family. Stores turn into the realm of wellfare. If every day you can get everything- in christmas time everything + more. Most of the products have their Christmas versions . On packaging of favorite sweets Santas , reindeers appear .. City look like the Christmas fairy ( See for yourself ) . Famous Jingle Bells coming from the speakers recalls from where christmas came to Japan.
NHK began a series of radio broadcasts of English conversation which was called Come, Come English. Broadcast was started by a song written by Hirakawa Tadaichi to the melody composed by Shimpei Nakayama. 15 – minute program quickly gained popularity throughout the country.
”Come come, everybody.
How do you do, and how are you?Won’t you have some candy,One and two and three, four, five?Let’s all sing a happy song,Sing tra-la la la la.”
Together with Masako for our class organized a Christmas party. There was Santa Claus, there were candy, Christmas tree and games with prizes. This morning the sun is shining. The Japanese on such a sunny winter day say it’s Koharu Biyori 小 春日 和. In the evening, the whole family will sit down to the table. Instead of singing carols we will play bingo instead of carp we will eat Christmas cake. There will be even dumplings (pierogi), made by me. Well, they will be with Chinese cabbage and mun mushrooms but it may at least partly bring me taste of this day.