Sapporo Illumination Nights

illuminationI had to pass by and see the Christmas Illumination in Odori area, Sapporo this evening.  I couldn’t believe that I took a photo of the illumination.  It’s not so gorgeous but OK, isn’t it?

Christmas, for most of the Japanese, is an annual event without religious meaning.  Telling you the truth, I don’t like this season and I do know the reason why.

It was when I was 5 or 6 years old, I wrote a letter to Santa Clause and wanted to put it into a mailbox, but my parents, or could have been my grandparents, tuned it down. I recall I begged and cried but in vain.  It is one of my oldest memories and it’s vivid.

The other reason, of course, is that I do not like to do things only because many others do so.  I need a rational reason or cause.  Maybe I am just an old fart, orz  🙂