The appearance of Christmas decorations in Tokyo from the first day of November means it’s very possible to tire of it all way before festivities truly begin. And the public’s patience is tested even further by almost two months of Mr Michael’s Last Christmas on a mean-spirited and utterly merciless loop . All of which, needless to say, is more than enough to make the biggest fan of Christmas harrumph at least the odd, ‘Bah, humbug!’
But even for the most curmudgeonly, the sight of a Ginza cherub wearing a Santa hat is capable of briefly turning a weary sigh into a warm smile.
Nice shot. I always like seeing this statue.
Thanks. Yes, I always look out for it when I’m in Ginza. Great idea.
Love the way she is peeping around the corner.
Yeah, there’s a really cheeky/mischievous element about it.
Lee – was this shot with the new Leica?
Yes, it was Sam. Not the best example really, but I have a real soft spot for this figure, so couldn’t resist a photo. Actually, all but two photographs (the tea ceremony lady and the Harajuku fella) since the beginning of November have been shot using the Leica. A combination of wanting to get to grips with the new camera, and having an absolute ball using it.
Matthew Rowe says
Haha, exactly! That’s my favourite Dr. Who episode by quite some margin.
Adorable! 🙂 Christmas has been starting almost mid-October here so I’m generally tired of it by mid-November. Even so, this brought a smile to my face.
Good to hear it’s not just me Lizzy. They are my feelings too. On both counts.
Geez, I was suprised >,<
This is cute!!
Christmas is coming but I still cannot feel Christmas’s atmosphere for my area.
You and me both Winnie…