BLOGmas Day 9 – SEASON´S GREETINGS

In western cultures there are gifts for birthdays, Christmas, Easter, baptism, weddings and many other festivities. The gift wrappings only serve to hide the content. In Japanese culture, there are fewer opportunities to make and receive gifts. ‘Ochugen' takes place in summer and offers the opportunity to show oneself through gifts. ‘Oseibo' is celebrated in December and stands for independence.

BLOGmas Day 4 – PREPPING FOR CHRISTMAS

Every year, Christmas comes as a total surprise – apparently, just when you least expect it. Otherwise, there is no explanation for the fact that on 24.12. there are still countless stressed people running around looking for last-minute gifts, ingredients for their Christmas dinner and who knows what else. However, Christmas can be so simple and relaxed - if you have a plan.