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An Aomorian Thanksgiving

By Ellen Fraser

A lot of people move abroad to experience a new culture and enjoy all the wonderful traditions their new home has to offer.  Japan certainly has plenty of those, but what didn’t really cross my mind when I applied for JET was how much I’d learn about cultures outside Japan.  Thanksgiving is one of those celebrations I always hear about and think, “Ahhhh, so it’s like Christmas but without the stress of buying presents and watching your family’s drunk dancing!”  (At least that’s what it seems like to me, though I actually really enjoy the drunk dancing part).   It was nice to dedicate a day to being with friends, eating delicious food, playing games and of course taking the time to appreciate the good stuff about life.  It’s even more fun when you get to share a bit of Western culture with Japanese friends!


Kazamaura, Shimokita


 Aomori City


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