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a tree and a bin

Japan goes in for Christmas as much as they do in English-speaking countries: Decorations. Christmas cake. Vomiting after excessive drinking. And shops like to play festive music and dress their staff in Santa hats too! For Family Mart, it's most definitely a case of "no expense spared" when it comes to their festive decorations.

I happened upon this scene outside one of their shops only last evening. The tree, perhaps imported from Norway, is bedecked with a wonderful array of colourful decorations and lights. Strategically placed to entice customers into the store, the rubbish bin standing next to it creates a charming juxtaposition that serves to enhance the natural beauty of the tree and helps make us feel warm and cosy inside.


Imported from Norway (it looked bigger in the catalogue).



A tree and a bin. One will soon be inside the other.
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On Friday, 29 December, 2006, Blogger Invader Stu said:

Don't be silly..... You'll never get a bin in that tree :p  



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