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  1. Helen says

    Great post and I am not actually surprised that Christmas is not religious in Japan. I think that’s more of a western thing. Being half Korean, my Korean relatives never made a big deal about Christmas. They would send cards wishing us a merry Christmas and happy new year but that was about it. I don’t think I even got any gifts from that part of the family.
    Thanks for this insight on Japanese culture

    • Shelly DS says

      Lol I want to be Korean this Christmas so I don’t have to buy gifts 🙈 how can you make that happen for me? 😅
      Thanks for your constant support, Helen 💖

    • Shelly DS says

      I can only imagine how futuristic Japan seemed in the 80’s compared to other countries! Well if you’re in the States that’s not the case 😅
      Thanks for reading 😊

  2. Poorwa Vishwakarma says

    Loved reading this post! And it makes me more to travel to Japan 😄
    Even though we don’t celebrate Christmas but love to watch Christmas movies and listen to songs on Christmas. It’s such a beautiful festival 🌺

  3. Anonymous says

    Girl, you amaze me with your posts! The variety of content that you write about – it’s different and so much fun to read. I love reading about Christmas traditions across the globe (since it is a universal festival). This was so interesting to know.
    I was in Singapore for one Christmas and I feel like it’s similar there. We wound up in Universal studios on that day and it was jam packed!!!! We had to wait for over 4hours to get on a single ride.

      • Shelly DS says

        Hahaha no worries, thanks for identifying yourself 😜 I’m glad you enjoy the variety. I started my blog off as a mommy blogger but got bored with it after the first month 😂

    • Shelly DS says

      I can understand why everyone would flock to the amusement parks but why do it when everyone else is there? Not you though~ I mean everyone else 😅

  4. DeeTheory says

    Wow! That’s interesting to know. I have a friend who is currently living in Japan and she does share some interesting things about their culture. You learn something every day. Thanks for letting me know. Japan is really beautiful .

  5. Delicate and brutal says

    I miss traveling so I am loving your Blogmas posts about different countries (Portuguese desserts and Christmas in Japan) 😍 I bet “seeing the illuminations” was just magical! I love a good light display. This was a fascinating read Shelly thank you!

  6. Bolaji Gelax says

    I’m definitely putting Japan on my list of places to visit during the holidays. Thank you, I enjoyed reading this. ♥️✨

  7. Amethyst says

    Wow. The lights are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Japan is one country I really one to visit. It’s great learning about how they celebrate Christmas and reading about your experience.

  8. Kate says

    This was a very interesting read! I have a friend in South Korea who told me a similar thing about how Christmas is for couples there too. I’d love to visit that side of the world some day.

    • Shelly DS says

      It’s kinda funny isn’t it? I was chatting to another blogger who said that Christmas seems to have completely lost its meaning in many countries. I would have expected big celebrations for other occasions, not this religious date! LOL

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