Christmas and Holiday Illumination in Nagoya

November 26, 2016 by Ray Proper

When I think of winter in Nagoya I think, its not summer in Nagoya, and that alone is enough for me to love it.  If you want to get out and enjoy the brisk winter chill, why not take the family out to view “illumination,” which in this context is roughly equivalent to the western tradition […]

Buying a Christmas Tree in Nagoya 2016

November 22, 2016 by Ray Proper

If you are in the market for a Christmas Tree to liven up your holiday season you with trim and presents, you are in luck. Stocks are very limited so you should not wait; stocks are limited and most stores are down to one or two trees at this point. The trees are a bit shorter than you […]

Christmas Lights: Hiroshima-style at Hiroshima Dreamination

November 17, 2016 by Jade Brischke

Who says Japan doesn’t celebrate Christmas?! Certainly no one in Hiroshima, that’s for sure! In fact, I could nearly go so far as to say that the Japanese do it better than us Westerners with their Christmas ‘fried chicken,’ Christmas cakes and of course, Christmas light displays all over the country. Not to be left out, […]

Christmas and Holiday Illumination in Tokyo

November 11, 2016 by Ray Proper

  Christmas Day in Japan is just another working day for the most part.  The most interesting facet of the Christmas and holiday season in Japan is that all traces of it will be gone by morning on December 26th.  Without fail, every bell, light, and garlands; every decoration will come down and the music […]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper, and Lights in Nagoya

November 9, 2016 by Ray Proper

Holidays in Japan are bright and colorful affairs, and Nagoya is no exception to this rule. If you are looking for decorations, lights, or other holiday materials there are a few good sources you should know about. Costco (Wholesale Warehouse) If you have a lot of gifts to wrap you are going to need a lot […]