In Toyohashi, one of the displays doesn’t really scream Christmas, persay.
While undoubtedly pretty, roses are one of the last flowers I think of during the holiday season.
Although now that I think about it, it is pretty darn Japanese, since Christmas is more of a couples’ holiday (like American style Valentine’s day). Families of course celebrate, especially if they have kids, with special foods and gifts.
However, since Christmas fell on a workday, it was pretty much business as usual.
One night, after work, my friend and I spent some time admiring the illuminations at the station.
We also took some pictures together, messed about in front of an fortune-giving colour-changing cat, and exchanged sweets.
We went a little crazy with the pictures, but it was totally worth it.
Takashimaya, Nagoya Station
Another of Toyohashi’s displays.
They got pretty creative this time around. They put lights everywhere.
Someone must have thought hard how to make this all actually work. Bless them.
Just not about that lifestyle, I guess…
Somehow, we’re still here.