Merry Christmas!

Grass in foreground, tree left middle, river flowing from middle to mid left, low mountain centered in background.
Yasugawa and Bodaiji on Christmas Day 2013.

This year Christmas Day in Ritto City is fairly warm and sunny. In Japan it’s an ordinary work day. Of course in cities, we can see a lot of illumination display, and there are many events, bargain sales, etc., especially for college students and other young folks with money. It’s purely commercial. I suppose I’m just getting old, but to me Christmas Day is a good day to take it easy and count my blessings.

Published by Greg Peterson

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Notre Dame University. I have retired from full-time service (1977-2014) and now offer weekly lectures in interpersonal and intercultural communication. Since 1980 I have lived in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, where I enjoy outdoor activities, especially photography, hiking, and cycling.

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