Monday, January 16, 2012

Christmas In Japan


We had Christmas parties with some friends and English volunteers from Staci's school.

Christmas is not a national holiday in Japan, but most Japanese people can agree this is what a Christmas meal should look like...

This delicious meal could be yours for only ¥3880 (about $50)


It should include fried chicken, a Christmas salad and a Christmas cake. Having fried chicken and cake on Christmas is supposedly an American tradition. I guess the holiday does celebrate a birthday...



Apparently, you must reserve a Christmas meal 2 months in advance and then stand in line to pay for and receive that meal. We missed that window so we had to make our own fried chicken.



After a delicious feast of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes and rolls it was time to play dirty santa...



Then we had a friendly competition of picking up beans with chopsticks...



And of course, Christmas cake...


Merry Christmas!