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Christmas at Midtown

Posted in Places, Shops by tokyobling on December 25, 2012

Christmas in Japan is like Christmas in many other countries, more about by consumerism than any tradition or even religion. Families usually spend Christmas together (after work of course) with a cake and some grilled chicken, while young adults or those unattached prefer to spend Christmas eve with their sweethearts. To lure this attraction seeking young crowd many shopping centers put on light displays and events, the most popular of which are so crowded that people have to cue up to get in. There was supposed to be a huge light display at Tokyo station but when the managers understood the huge numbers of people who were likely to show up the event was actually cancelled! I happened to walk through Tokyo Midtown in the Roppongi district on Christmas eve and saw these christmas decorations. While the decorations inside the big commercial center was focused on abstract shapes there were some cute hand decorated snowmen!

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  1. dafarmer said, on December 25, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Beautiful images are usual! I never knew about the light displays when I was there.

    • tokyobling said, on December 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

      They have run the same ones for a few years so it should be even better when you come visit next time! (^-^)

  2. romainboitier said, on December 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and your blog, hope to see even more nice pictures everyday.
    Thanks for the time and the efforts.

    Cheers

    Romain

    • tokyobling said, on December 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Thank you for the kind words Romain! Merry Christmas to you too! (^-^)/

  3. Timi said, on December 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Kinda late, but Merry Christmas! Thanks for the pics, I love the snowmen! :D


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