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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.

On that note: Merry Christmas, everyone!! Thank you very very much for your support of JapanDave.com over this past year. I hope you all have a great holiday with your families.

Big Festival!

See more shots from Toyokawa Inari.

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