December 24, 2008

Christmas in Japan/日本のクリスマス

People outside of Japan may not readily believe it, but the Japanese celebrate Christmas, although Christians account for only 1% (according to one survey) to 6% (according to another) of the total population of Japan.
You may want to know the reason why, but I don't have an immediate answer. Search elsewhere for an answer.
On Christmas eve, we had two types of pizza for supper.

sausage, corn on the cob, and French fries,

and some chicken nuggets.
In Japan, a Christmas cake looks like this. A sponge cake with whipped cream, topped with strawberries.

My wife and I drank this sparkling wine.


Nancy Heller said...

That Jacob's Creek sparkler is our "go to" bubbly when we vacation in Florida. All of the food looks wonderful!

Hiroyuki said...

Nancy Heller: What a coincidence! That sparkler was a gift from my wife's sister, who works part-time at a supermarket nearby. She also gave us some ice cream cake, as well as two boots full of snacks for our two children. She had asked us to order a Christmas eve dinner from the supermarket, and we ordered the pizzas, the Christmas cake, and the chicken basket.

9895039531 seeandoh said...

Merry Christmas Hiroyuki and Family. You are a lucky person on earth to live in such a wonderful place...cold, clean and fresh mountain air and a love for green earth and its offerings. Enjoy Life.

Hiroyuki said...

seeandoh: Thanks for retrieving a very old post of mine. The Japanese do enjoy Christmas although only 1% of the population is Christians.

9895039531 seeandoh said...

Christmas is a joyous time of the year and many people who are non christians also enjoy it. Santa Claus is another symbol of Christmas who is loved by Children especially all over the world. I respect your promptness of replying each comment on your blog and that too in very good English. I and my brother knew Mr. Kojiro Takano who was the Japanese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia who was a very kind person and a master in foreign relations of Japan with other countries.