For our last podcast of 2013, I thought it’d be fun to do something light-hearted; so let’s talk about traditions surrounding Christmas and New Years in Japan. We’ll cover how these holidays came to be celebrated in Japan and talk a bit about the forms they take today.
Listen to the episode here.
On the history aspects:
Sansom, George. A History of Japan, Vol II and III.
Jansen, Marius. The Making of Modern Japan
The modern information is all personal knowledge or googleable information.
Images (Courtesy of the Wikimedia Foundation)