I don’t know if it’s just me that bigs up the holidays in my mind and I get so excited for it, but when the holidays come around I don’t do anything for it! This happens every year and I think it has a lot to do with permanence. In my mind, I equate “getting in the holiday spirit” with decorating and having those reminders around the house. But because a lot of the spaces I’m in around the holidays are temporary, I just never feel the need to decorate at all and then the holiday spirit is missing. This year is no different! While I skipped out on decorating this year, I was very interested in seeing how Japan does “Christmas”.
Even though, Japan doesn’t actually celebrate Christmas, they do partake in a big round of illumination where they decorate any and every tree in lights. It’s actually so beautiful to experience and I appreciate that they do this. Normally, in New York City, I visit the Union Square Holiday Markets (mentioned here). Therefore, I was thrilled to see that Yokohama offers a Christmas Market at the Red Brick Warehouse. You better believe once I saw this, I had to take trip and experience it and I’m glad I did! I’ve posted some pictures below and check out my new video I uploaded of my time there.
If you’re in Japan, check out the Christmas Market in Yokohama before it closes on Christmas Day!