Today is St. Nickolaus Day and the real beginning of the holiday season for me. About a week ago, I put up my Santa flying over Mt. Fuji wall hanging, so my room is just about ready, but I will be going back to Oregon for the holiday and for New Year’s. (That means, of course, that I miss yet another New Year in Kyoto. We’ll have to remedy that maybe next year.)
In any case, to get the blog into the fun, I turned on the snow, although, of course, it is not actually snowing here in Japan. (My window is open for some fresh air on a sunny morning, but my feet are getting a bit cold.) If, however, your computer has difficulties producing so much snow, you can be your own weather forecaster by turning it on and off here:
Have a happy happy holiday season and enjoy all the festivities! No matter what religion, family, sect, persuasion, feel the warmth!