Celebrating the Emperor’s Birthday

Chie and I have a tradition… We usually open all our Christmas gifts on the Emperor’s birthday rather than on the Christmas evening. It’s celebration of the Emperor… Or so we try to convince ourselves 😉

Actually, the 24th is usually a work day here in Japan whereas the 23rd is a national holiday. So it is more convenient to open the gifts on the 23rd rather than the 24th… And we can shorten the agonizing waiting time 😉

Thank you all that have sent gifts to us both physically and otherwise!

Santa Goes Harley

On our way to Roppongi Hills Santa passed us… On a Harley Davidson. I guess the sledge and reindeers are soooo out of fashion this year 😉