Christmas, Part One

We’ve been in Christmas mode at school since November, and at home since the Panda class sleepover on the 5th of this month (that’s when the tree went up).

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A Snowy Valentine’s Day in Nagoya

So, it’s official – we’ve lived here for almost 1 year, and it has snowed twice. Once last Saturday, when we were leaving for Hokkaido, and today!

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Wandering Sapporo and Otaru Akari no Michi

Today, we wandered down to Sapporo Factory (a mall) and looked around for a bit. We also ate some yummy food, had some Sapporo beer, and hung out before heading out to Otaru to see a really cool lantern festival called Akari no Michi.

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Susukino Ice Festival and Nakajima Koen Yuki Akari

Today, we checked out the ice sculptures in Susukino, ate delicious fruit tarts, wandered through Odori Koen again, rested a little, had a yummy J-Italian dinner, and then wandered through a romantic candlelight snow light-up in Nakajima Koen.

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Yuki Matsuri By Night

Today we flew to Sapporo to see Yuki Matsuri. Yuki Matsuri is a snow festival. This is the 65th year it’s been held.

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