In Japan, the beginning of November is set everywhere Christmas illuminations, trees, toys, sculptures. Played festive music, and shops littered with gifts and gift baskets.
This is one of my favorite periods in a year, in spite of what has already significantly colder. But no cold can not overshadow the feeling of the holiday, which occurs in the last 2 months of the year.
Particularly skeptical people are outraged that all the hype with the holidays is simply an attempt to extort money from people for useless gifts. What is Christmas in Japan, which in Christianity does not apply? – They say. And in my humble opinion would be wrong.