These paper lanterns are from Toyokawa’s autumn festival several weeks back. They read taisai or big festival. This particular festival is something of a lantern festival — in fact, one of the festival names is chochin matsuri, chochin being the name of this kind of lantern & matsuri meaning festival, so lantern festival! But you will usually see these kind of lanterns at almost all festivals.
I don’t have any Japan Christmas photos. Sorry — I guess I never thought to take any of the colonel in his Santa outfit (yes, it’s kind of common to see at KFCs around here… google it). But Christmas is a festival of sorts, so I thought this photo fit.
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