Christmas cake

In Japan, it is common to eat a typical cake at Christmas. Christmas cakes are sponge cakes covered with white cream and decorated with strawberries. This shape is said by a large Japanese cake maker to spread this style of cake. The style of cake may have two meanings, one is that red and white are colors for celebration, the other is that white cream expresses snow and red strawberries does Santa Claus.

Winter solstice

Winter solstice is December 21st in 2020. In Japan, pumpkins have been eaten at the winter solstice for a long time. In Japan, pumpkins are harvested in the summer, why people eat it in the winter?


People may know "Wagyu" has some connections with Japanese Beef. When I went to Australia, I looked at the word "Australian Wagyu" on a menu. It is strange for me to hear "Australian Wagyu". ‘Wa (和)’ means ‘Japanese’ and ‘Gyu(牛)’ means ‘cow’ in Japanese language.
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