Today at Crayons we are travelling to Japan to discover how Christmas is celebrated there. The main religions of Japan are Buddhism and Shinto however, over the years, some traditions of Christmas have been adopted such as Christmas Trees, outdoor decorative lights and the festivities revolve around Christmas Eve, rather than Christmas Day..
Only children receive gifts on Christmas Eve, however once they are too old to believe in Santa, the gifts cease!
At Crayons we are especially proud to carry the beautiful range of Kimochis emotion dolls. These exquisite soft toys are named and have background stories that reveal their emotions and how they are learning to manage them, thus helping children to learn about their own emotions.
How to write Merry Christmas in Japanese? " メリークリスマス "
To say it? "Merry Christmas!"
Long term readers of the Crayons Blog will know we have an affection for Godzilla, or Gojira, the fictional Japanese beast from the deep. Love his Christmas fairy lights :-)