Whew! Yesterday* was a busy day! First we went to an import supermarket to pick up a few supplies for Christmas dinner. Then to Shinjuku to pick up our Christmas cake.
Some of the Christmas lights on display there. Then we stopped off at home to put the cake in the fridge before heading out again for our 3rd annual 'Christmas' sushi. (When we moved back to Japan, we started a tradition of eating sushi at Christmas!) The sushi chef and a sample of what we had. Then back home to eat our Christmas cake. If you were around last year (click on the link to see what we had last year) you might remember me telling you that for some reason the Japanese think Christmas cake is the essential Christmas food. And it usually has strawberries and whipped cream because red and white are Christmas colours! This year though we decided to have something a little different and H chose this German chocolate and nuts creation. Tonight we'll have a mini Western style Christmas dinner just the 2 of us.
*Dec. 23rd is the Emperor's Birthday and a National Holiday. Since it fell on a Sunday this year, today is also a day off. Tomorrow though, the 25th, is back to work, just a regular day.