Fried Chicken Christmas

While Christianity officially arrived in Japan with Portuguese traders in the 1540s, Aomori legend says that Jesus himself is buried in the mountain village of Shingo. Ancient documents unearthed, and subsequently lost, in the 1930s purportedly reveal the Messiah eluded crucifixion, moved to northern Japan, became a garlic farmer, had three daughters and died in Shingo at the age 106. His tomb has a website. Two thousand years later, Christmas Eve is celebrated in Tokyo as a date night with fried chicken. Celebrate the season, for whatever your reason, with these Yuletide events.

(Via TokyoCheapo)

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