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Walking Christmas Trees

January 21, 2011

My family has never been big on Christmas. We never celebrated it. Thanksgiving is our big holiday. It’s non-denominational and it really has nothing to do with Pilgrims or Native American Indians.  So Christmas in Japan is kind of like a dream come true for me. I don’t have to say Merry Christmas. I don’t have to say Happy New Year. I don’t have to say, Remember the reason for the season. I don’t have to say any of those things. That being unsaid, I have noticed that it is strange to live somewhere where people don’t say those traditional phrases during the holiday season. Well, I was pleasantly surprised to find another reason to celebrate a non-Christmas in Japan.

I saw this cute couple walking down Omotesando in Tokyo on December 24, 2010. I asked them why were they dressed this way and they said, “It’s our hobby.”  Luckily, I didn’t have to listen to false platitudes about trees are for saving.


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