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Christmas in Japan Posted by on Dec 20, 2021

I know I should write something about New Year in Japan. But I wrote about 年賀状, 除夜の鐘 ,福袋andお節  present and past last year. So I am going to focus on Christmas in Japan. https://blogs.transparent.com/japanese/new-years-cards-年賀状/ https://blogs.transparent.com/japanese/a-month-even-a-priest-must-run-part-1/ https://blogs.transparent.com/japanese/a-month-even-a-priest-must-run-part-2/ For a non-Christian country, Christmas is a huge event even though it is not a holiday (祭日saijitsu) in Japan…

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A Month Even A Priest Must Run – Part 2 Posted by on Dec 18, 2020

Last time (https://blogs.transparent.com/japanese/a-month-even-a-priest-must-run-part-1/) we talked about celebrating Japanese New Year in the past.  But times have changed.  Many services are open, such as conbini (convenience stores コンビニ) and fami-res (ファミレスfamily restaurants)  like Thanksgiving Day in the US now.  I am sure that the magic of a quiet New Year’s Day must have been lost. And the younger…

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