What a wonderful time of year... my third consecutive Kyoto "Kurisumasu".... OK so Christmas doesn't exist in Japan in any formal way - it is more an opportunity in which to indulge in consumerism... but those of us foreigners who normally celebrate at "home" use it as a lovely excuse to get together and bond over a sumptuous meal or party or .... whatever takes our fancy.
There was no KFC at our tables (a curious Japanese Xmas eve treat) but plenty of fabulous nibblies, wine and cheer with close friends in various cosy abodes - perfect for our intermittently white Chrissy! A cross-cultural feast of all that is lovely. I hope you and your special friends and family at least enjoyed a small break during the season of silly.
Here's some snaps: