Sunday, December 23, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Japan is not a Christian country. But Christmas sales battle is now in full swing everywhere in our country.

This Christmas tree is located in front of Mikimoto pearl shop at Ginza in Tokyo.
 
銀座「ミキモト」の前のツリーです。
 
Kotsu Kaikan Center.
 
有楽町の交通会館です。
 
 
 
 
A blue electric bulb Christmas tree at Ginza in Tokyo.
 
銀座の青いライトのクリスマスツリーです。
 
Sharing with Christmas Cheer.
 
 

24 comments:

  1. The trees are beautiful! And blue lights on a Christmas tree are absolutely fine here in the United States. Maybe not just as common as colored lights and white lights. Our boys have blue lights decorating their rooms! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Dear Nancy.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I read a essay about London. It was written about blue bulb lights, not using on Christmas trees.
      I think it would be misunderstanding.
      Wishing you a merry christmas.

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  2. Christmas is more than a Christian holiday. It actually goes back to Yule and Solstice celebrations before Christianity started. If you look up Yule and Solstice in Wiki you will find more information.

    I have no info about the blue lights not being used. It sounds more like a rumor than fact. Are the blue lights LED? I know that the bright blue LED light bulbs were developed by Nichia Company in Japan and they make Christmas illuminations so that might be why there are so many blue ones in Japan. Would be interesting to know if this is part of the reason. No matter what, they are pretty.

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    1. Dear blukats.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you explained the information.

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  3. As far as I remember, we had plenty of blue Christmas lights in South Africa, but ... Africa ... we love breaking rules! :D

    I didn't photograph any Xmas lights this year. It's too cold in Tokyo and I'm too lazy. ^^

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    1. Dear REurousha.
      Thank you very much for your infirmation. I went shopping today. It was very cold.
      I think a cold wave is just hitting in Japan.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  5. 最近は「LED」が広く使われるようになったので、イルミネーションや「Xmas」のライトアップが華やかになり、そしてあちこちで見られるようになりました。草木や花の被写体が少ないこの時期には写真のネタにもってこいで助かります。ランチタイムに前の道を歩くので「ミキモト」のXmasツリーは知ってましたが、交通会館にこんなイルミネーションがあるとは気付きませんでした。とても素敵ですね。

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    1. 弘世旅空様 こんばんは。世界の流れに逆らわ無いよう、この写真も載せました。
       ミキモトはちゃんとパールのネックレスの宣伝もクリスマスツリーにしていて商魂逞しく思いました。
       交通会館にこんなイルミネイションが有るのは、私もこれまで知りませんでした。

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  6. Merry Christmas, dear Minoru!
    I wish you a most wonderful day.

    These photographs are just beautiful. I love all of the lights at Christmas.

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    1. Dear Lisa.
      Thank you. I feel happy you like my photos.

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  7. Lovely shots of the Christmas lights.
    Enjoy the festive season, Minoru!

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    1. Dear Pat.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  8. ミキモトのクリスマスツリーすてきですね。パールのネックレスもついていて。少し昔見たロックフェラーのツリーにも似てるようです。Merry Christmas!

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    1. sarah 様 メリークリスマス。銀座を通りましたので、ついでに撮りました。
       ミキモトのクリスマスツリーはこちらでは毎回の様にテレビで中継されます。
       ロックフェラーセンターのツリーも海外ニュースで中継されますね。
       来年も良いお年をお迎え下さい。

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  9. ♡♡ ✿ °•.¸

    FELIZ NATAL!!!!

    Cheio de paz, saúde e muitas alegrias.

    ¸.•°♡⊱彡

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    1. Dear Magia.
      Merry Christmas. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  10. Christmas can be anywhere, lovely trees! Hoping you and yours have a wonderful day together to celebrate the meaning of Christmas ~ faith, family and friends. Thanks for coming by to share on Christmas Cheer #1!

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    1. Dear Madge.
      Merry Christmas. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  11. What lovely shots of this beautiful tree! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season.

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    1. Dear Lady Fi.
      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  12. Beautiful images! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

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    1. Dear Rosemary.
      Thank you. Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year.

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