I know that February 29 (happy leap year?) isn’t usually when people bust out Christmas topics, but I don’t think the Japanese love affair with questionable decorations ever really goes out of season.
As I’m sure you all know, Japan is not a Christian nation and Christmas is not really a holiday there. Those facts do nothing whatsoever to deter every shopping center in the country from busting out their impressive collections of ridiculous fake trees by the first of November. And I happen to have photo documentation of some of these festive displays.
So consider this the first in what will definitely be a sporadic series: my ode to Japan’s fake Christmas trees.