Its that time of the year again when Christmas rolls around. Which means lots of giving presents and eating until we are stuffed! Do you have a favourite Christmas food? In my household we have a whole roast chicken with vegetables, sage and apple stuffing and gravy. Yum!
Christmas in Japan is a lot different to where I’m from. In Australia its summer time and hot. Santa doesn’t have reindeer but kangaroos! These days people are just as happy to have a BBQ or some fresh seafood as a roast turkey or chicken. Though Australia is a secular country many people think about the origin of Christmas and go to church on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Growing up in baking hot Australia I was so happy to spend Christmas in Japan and see snow. I don’t know if it will happen in Tokyo this year but one of my special memories of living in Japan is a white Christmas in Karuizawa. Whatever happens this year I will be looking forward to sharing presents, eating delicious food and spending time with family. It has been a rough year but I hope everyone can enjoy this season. Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!