Friday, December 22, 2006

“Christmas Eve”

Christmas is now that such a big event through the year in Japan. People celebrated and enjoy it by exchanging presents, having party and eating cake with family and couple.

Here is a beautiful and great Japanese hit song for you, “Christmas Eve” by Tatsuro Yamashita. This song was first released in 1983, and its highest rank was 44. Since this song was used in a commercial of JR Tohkai, its popularity has been up, and the song won the first place 6 years after its release. Now, “Christmas Eve” has been in top 100 for 20 years running and became a represent Christmas song in Japan.

“Christmas Eve” is broadcast everywhere in Japan in this season, and Japanese people feel the coming of Christmas.


piccola said...

^_^/ Merry Christmas! May you have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful year ahead.

That song is interesting. Eventhough i might no understand everything. hehe.. ^^"

Anonymous said...

Joyeux Noël

I think this song is like a normal song, not like the Christmas song we have here.
It's like a normal song with some Christmas melody added.

Why Christmas is now so important in Japan?

Anonymous said...

From what i heard from i girlfriend, people in actual _cities_ still don't care about christmas, it's just a thing for couples..

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family... have a great time...


Masa said...

Hi Kayanon~
Hope you had a nice Christmas with your family..

This song is kind of Japanese culture nowadays.Every Japanese believe this song as for's funny, eh?

kayanon said...

Happy Xmas, everybody. I hope all you here had good Xmas and Xmas Eve.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas,

I hoped you enjoy the christmas eve! I'm excited every year, when my family exchanges presents :D

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