Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday in Japan

I remember one trip to Tokyo at Christmas.
The lights all the lights everywhere and this song.
JR Tokai Express put out a series of very charming commercials from 1988-2000.
Wonderful small stories of people trying to get home 
to see their love ones for the holidays.
The song is by Tatsuro Yamashita and first appeared in 1983.
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There are many Christmas carols and hymns that I love but I always listen to
this song and series first as they always put me in such a Christmas mood.
I hope I can find and post the video of the Christmas lights around Tokyo 
with this song playing in the background.

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And just because I can here is your mid week pretty.

 The best gifts under the tree waiting for Santa to come
with gifts (chkikin' strips) for the gud dugs !

excited. . .  parsnip
music. . . Tatsuro Yamashita
 

21 comments:

  1. Love that you make them homemade treats.

    That's the best.

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    1. They both are on a very limited diet.
      I cook for them more than myself.
      I do make them chicken strips and yam jerky.
      Sometimes I buy the packaged chicken but I get it at the feed store and it is made in the USA.

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    2. That is very cool, Parsnip. I make stuff for the girls, too. They love it.

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  2. They look so sweet, sitting there by the tree! How are they doing?

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    1. Hanging in there and waiting for Santa.

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  3. Oh this song! I'm very, very familiar. It was played every Christmas when I was in Japan.
    Your square ones are so cute waiting for Santa under the tree. I'm sure they will get lots of lots of presents :-) And yes, they are the very best gifts...truly precious :-)

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    1. I know, don't you just miss it !
      I bought the album

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  4. The Square Ones look very distinguished!

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    1. Or hopeful
      That photo is from 2 years ago

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  5. My son sent photos home of the lights at Christmas from the city he was in a few years ago - there was a name for them, 'Illuminations' comes to mind but I don't think that is quite right. They were brilliant.
    The square ones are looking good in that photo, they are so gorgeous.

    Diana

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    1. Tokyo always has lights but at Christmas it is worth the trip.
      The boys send woofs !

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  6. That photograph should be your Christmas card for the year. Beautiful.

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    1. I thought about it but this year is the sixth day of Christmas. I used it for some Christmas Stamps
      Maybe I will use it another time.

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  7. Greetings to the little Square Guys!
    Hope you have the most wonderful festive season.
    Buster sends woofs and hugs.

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    1. I hope you and Buster are enjoying the festive season so far.
      I think being in NY at Christmas must be wonderful

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  8. Your boys are posing so nicely.

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    1. hahahah yes they do but Watson always looks down a lot. Very Garbo

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  9. I love Christmas and I love Japan. But I have to admit that my favorite part about Christmas in Japan was that, apart from a few extra decorations here and there, it was just a normal, business as usual day. Surprisingly refreshing.

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    1. The hotel we were at was wonderful out of the way not very tourist. (Book District) They had a tree and a few decorations. but on Christmas night the decorations changed to New Year and the fancy dinners began.
      Lots of older men with the kimono dresses ladies came for dinner with the young good looking men stayed with the expensive cars in the private parking.
      It was a hoot I was wondering about the Yakuza but ?

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  10. Awww they are just so cute waiting for their presents.

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  11. Chris Rea's 'Driving home for Christmas always makes me teary.'
    The boys look ace.

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