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A Japanese Christmas card

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mr_hippo, 10 Dec 2007.

  1. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I was going to write "Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year" in my homemade cards this year, but I think I may swipe that verse instead....
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I think something may have been lost in translation.
     
  4. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Ah so, my good 'friend, joyful Joy'
     
  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    'Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence' comes to mind.
     
  6. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    It's fair to say that the Japanese don't get Christmas, which makes it an amusing and unashamedly commercial experience when you're there. Basically, for the Japanese it's become the time you get together with someone you like, as opposed to New Year, which is the big family midwinter celebration.
     
  7. abchandler

    abchandler Senior Member

    Location:
    Worcs, UK
    The Big Santa Package is a bit worrying, don't you think?
     
  8. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    ...and the depiction of someone I revere (Santa) in an overtly Christian scene, offends my pagan sensibilities. BURN THEM, I SAY!!!! :tongue::ohmy:
     
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Although, since Santa is a contraction of Saint Nicholas, I think he's allowed to be Christian...
     
  10. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Engrish-tastic!
     
  11. Canrider

    Canrider Guru

    I can't make it out--is that some sort of blasted post-Apocalyptic* wasteland behind him?

    *Yes, yes, I do know what Har Megido refers to..
     
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Clever-clogs :tongue: