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December 26 2012

waka
00:37
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How Santa Gets Into Every House On Christmas - YouTube 5sf

December 24 2012

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23:23
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Lapland: Santa prepares for the big day - no comment - YouTube
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14:05
From Hotei to Santa Claus - via A Japan Photo per Day -

Hotei statue, Sendai

Christmas celebrations started in Japan after the arrival of Saint Francis Xavier, in 1549. And this was also the beginning of all the Christmas-related celebrations, including Santa Claus (サンタさん Santa-san, or サンタクロース Santa Kurōsu in Japanese).

But the success of the Christmas celebrations in Japan was probably facilitated by the existence of a much older tradition, related to a Buddhist God sharing similar traits: Hotei, also known as Budai (or Putai), is one of the Seven Gods of Luck (Shichifukujin), the God of abundance, satisfaction and happiness and also a patron of children, fortunetellers and… bartenders.

Usually represented as a Buddhist monk with a shaved head, always with a cheerful face and a big belly (which symbolizes the largeness of his soul), Hotei is sometimes represented very similar to Santa Claus, with a large bag of gifts and good luck for those who believe in him. What’s more, there are also other representations, like the statue from my photo, where Hotei is surrounded by happy children.

And there’s another similarity with Santa Claus: Hotei brings gifts about the same time of year, on the New Year, when he arrives together with the Seven Gods of Luck…

Merry Christmas!
メリークリスマス!
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December 23 2012

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17:00
santa isnt real
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December 22 2012

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December 21 2012

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Matsuura Aya - Koibito ga Santa Claus - YouTube a japanese song per day
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December 20 2012

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Santa Snacks - YouTube 5sf

December 17 2012

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Hirakawachi 1-chome - Kitto Santa ga - YouTube  a japanese song per day

December 16 2012

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Santa is Coming to Town - YouTube 5sf

December 13 2012

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18:14
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Sexy Santa Surprise Prank - YouTube justforlaughs

December 11 2012

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12:38
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Moses vs Santa Claus. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2 - YouTube

November 26 2012

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19:11
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Santa Claus festival in Australia - no comment - YouTube

i've been exactly at these places in this video 6 years ago! nice to see it again

August 31 2012

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13:13
telemarketer santa
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March 14 2012

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space dog  vs santa - ソフトバンク CM 宇宙 ⑧ 白戸家 お父さん 「宇宙のサンタ」 30s - YouTube
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February 12 2012

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sun ken rock santa
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January 10 2012

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12:44
santa loves you
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December 26 2011

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16:27
why santa is always happy
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December 25 2011

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December 24 2011

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23:09
dear santa
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waka
10:01
lucky santa
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