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Various Acts Of Santa Blasphemy

Santa Man, complete with his own S&M studded mask and oops-I-shouldn’t-have-put-it-in-the-dryer black cape.
Red Leopard Santa, GRRRRROWL!
Special Golden Santa. Wonder if you can get a fake daimond-studded grill to go with it...
Special Golden Santa-san! Wonder if you can get a fake diamond-studded grill to complete the look…
Wat, I don’t even…Black Santa Manteau?! More like The Count Of Monte Claus!

Don’t get me wrong – I’m all for creativity and such, but some things are just W.R.O.N.G.! These line-crossers join the other less-than-trad incarnations in my Japanese Santa Hall Of Fame:  Thong Santa, Scary Santa, Emo Santa, and my perennial favorite, Colonel Santa.

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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

2 thoughts on “Various Acts Of Santa Blasphemy Leave a comment

  1. Isn’t Christmas more like “Halloween” in Japan? Or more like Valentine’s Day? Maybe it’s Valentine’s Day. I just heard it was different than American/English Christmas which is so focused on family.

  2. Okay, so the classic Santa image isn’t as deeply entrenched in Japanese culture as it is in the States. Ergo, it’s much easier to play with. That’s my theory, anyway. The possibilities are unlimited (apparently) but, aside from the sexy/bad Santa riffs, Americans really haven’t been thinking outside the box. People, we have WORK to do!

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