|Christmas tree being set up at Nagoya's main train station.|
KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) has been a Christmas staple since a successful marketing campaign in the early 1970's. Christmas would not be Christmas without a bucket of KFC.
And the Christmas meal would not be complete without kurisumasu keki. Christmas cake is a lovely, creamy, light sponge. "Kurisumasu keki" is also slang for a woman who is 26, or older, who has not married. This sexist term is based on the premise that Christmas cake not eaten on the 25th goes stale.
Maybe a man who is unmarried, and 26 or older, should be called kurisumasu kentakkīfuraidochikin.
Merīkurisumasu. (Merry Christmas.)
|Nagasaki. The display to the left of the tree is promoting a series of December concerts.|