In celebration of A Rinkya’s Blog One Year Anniversary, we are having our BIGGEST contest ever!
Announcing A Rinkya Blog’s Re-Design Contest!
We are looking for a new design for A Rinkya Blog, something fun and that will match the spirit of the blog!
The winning entry will win $250 IN COMMISSION CREDITS ON RINKYA and of course your design will be seen by thousands who visit Rinkya Blog!
Rules: Email entries to laurelNOSPAM@rinkya.com in an image format Must be 1024×768 resolution Must be able to code the page yourself Accommodate the information already on Blog (Our friend links, Shop Japan, etc) Deadline December 31st
Christmas in Japan is more low key compared to most Christmas celebrations around the world.
Gradually some Western traditions have caught on, with Japanese families getting a Christmas tree and businesses decorating their buildings with lights.
Children get gifts and Christmas cake can be found at any bakery. Christmas cake is traditionally angel food with strawberries (A USB Christmas Cake can be found here)
Christmas is not a national holiday and most people work Christmas day. While most people spend the night with their significant other, it is not a large family holiday.
Christianity in Japan is not very common, with only 1% of Japanese calling themselves Christians. This being the case, Christmas in Japan has little religious significance and is primarily a secular holiday.
The major holiday in Japan is New Year’s, we will share the traditions of NYE on the blog later!
Apple has announced their Fukubukuro for the New Year! Through December 25th, you can enter to purchase one of the 200 lucky bags from Apple on Jan 2nd for 35000 yen.
The grab bags are an awesome New Year’s specialty in Japan. They average 50-75% less than retail price and are filled with a mixture of goodies from the company. Fashion designers, computers, etc all partake in Lucky Bags.
As the New Year approaches, we will include the Fukubukuro listings from YJ on the blog, keep an eye out and let us know what company you would like to see!
These Santa Booties will keep you warm on those cold nights on the computer. USB powered (because nowadays everything has a USB attachment), I wonder if Japanese computers have extra USB ports? They seem to have a USB for everything!