|There is Christmas stuff everywhere in Tokyo. This is the store's front display featuring Christmas. You can place orders now for "Christmas cake." It is frosted with fluffy white icing and strawberries on top. The Japanese think that we all eat this cake back in the US. Everybody here buys these cakes. Kevin told me that Christmas is not celebrated with your family, but with your date or lover. Christmas is not an official holiday here - it is not a day off.|
I loaded my purchases in my rolling carry on bag and went back home.
I felt my first little earthquake that afternoon. It was just a mild shaking. I wasn't even sure if I really felt something until Kevin confirmed that there was a tremor today.