Thursday, December 1, 2011
Pic of the Day: Santa Claus
Well, there was already plenty of Christmas stuff lining store walls in November, but now the season has come out in full force! Because Japan doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving (and why would they), there is no holiday buffer between Halloween and Christmas. This means that as soon as November 1st rolls around, Santa and his friends are already taking up shelf space. Today is December 1st, and my local market has kicked it up a notch with a giant inflatable Santa Claus, surrounded by all sorts of cute, cheap, and expensive holiday trinkets.