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christmas balls

Now is the festive season where in Japan it's celebrated in a non-Christian Buddhist Christmas-cake Colonel-Sanders-dressed-up-as-Santa kind of way.

I've been looking high and low for some Japanese-made Christmas cards, and I've finally found something. This card is a beaut, showing a sumo wrestler getting into the spirit of things by having a fiddle with his Christmas balls. I just hope he hasn't got them all in a twist.

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On Saturday, 09 December, 2006, Anonymous Santa said:

Deck the halls with Xmas balls!  

On Saturday, 09 December, 2006, Anonymous James said:

Where do they sell this amazing card?  

On Sunday, 10 December, 2006, Anonymous Steebu said:

I think he's asking someone to help him pull his xmas cracker.  

On Sunday, 10 December, 2006, Blogger the englishman said:

You can find the card in Kinokuniya. It has "Season's Greetings" printed inside too.  

On Sunday, 10 December, 2006, Anonymous Rudolph said:

It also says, "I'm arranging my package" on the inside, I think.  

On Monday, 11 December, 2006, Blogger Brit in Hokkaido said:

Off to Sapporo Kinokuniya to buy all of the stock to take home for the folks in London...  

On Monday, 11 December, 2006, Blogger Invader Stu said:

His other hand is out stretched as if wanting something. I'm not sure if I want to know what that something is.  

On Tuesday, 12 December, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank you for the insite on the Japanese life...  

On Tuesday, 12 December, 2006, Anonymous Sigsy said:

So so deliciously English. 'Carry on Sumo'.  

On Friday, 15 December, 2006, Anonymous Nicole said:

Christmas balls? He could be fiddling with a candy cane.

God I love your blog. Time to make a trip to kinokuniya.

Carry on, my good man, carry on.  

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