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Merry Xmas

Merry Xmas to all of the shibuya246 readers. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Season. This is the tree at the Westin Hotel in Kyoto, where I attended a conference.

A Rilakkuma Christmas

Merry Christmas to all the readers of shibuya246. It has been great to talk with you all this year through the comments and on twitter. Rilakkuma and friends would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.…

Japanese Christmas = chicken and cake

Standard food for Japan on Christmas Eve is chicken and cake, maybe washed down with some wine. At the station tonight after getting back from some shopping the area was buzzing with people buying their chicken and cake to take home.…

Japanese Christmas Eve

In Japan, Christmas Eve is the main event for many Japanese. You see many workers hurrying out their office buildings to quickly meet up with others and there are many couples out on the street heading for dinner. It is also a time for…

Tokyo Midtown Illuminations

The Christmas Illuminations have been up for a while at Tokyo Midtown. Each place lit up for Christmas in Tokyo seems to have a different feel to it at night. The main color for Tokyo Midtown felt like it was blue.

Omotesando Illumination Bokeh

The Omotesando illuminations are back after a number of years absence because they attracted too many crowds making the road too crowded for local residents and businesses. It is good to see the lights back on in Omotesando, but with the…

Cosplay Christmas

Cosplay comes in many forms in Japan. When you combine Christmas it can either be very cute or a little too much Rudolph Reindeer. I went shopping on the weekend at Tokyu Hands in Shibuya and saw these outfits you can buy to dress…