We’re Back (Merry Belated Christmas to You Too)

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Greetings and Konnichiwa from Tottori!

Sorry for the long break between posts, but we just got back from Tokyo. I’ll be making several posts about different aspects of the trip, so be sure to check back in a few days for updates. As for the comic, if you are unfamiliar with Japanese culture, allow me to explain.

There are no Turkeys in Japan. So back in the 70’s when tourists and US Soldiers were looking for Christmas dinner and there was no turkey to be found, they opted for the next best thing: Chicken.

Kentucky Fried Chicken then seized this opportunity and made a huge campaign pushing the idea that an authentic American Christmas dinner, is a bucket of KFC chicken. Many other stores have also embraced this, so you’ll see special holiday chicken buckets on sale everywhere.

While in Tokyo, there may be many KFC’s, in smaller towns and prefectures, you sometimes have to order your bucket 2 months in advance via an in-store order form.

My wife and I decided to skip the KFC lines, and just had some chicken from the local SunMart.

Greasiest chicken I’ve ever had.

Until next time, STAY AWESOME!

-R

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