Topic 1: Christmas in Japan

December is around the counter.
One of the major events in December is a Christmas celebration! It is celebrated as Jesus Christ’s birthday universally and also in Japan it is celebrated as a huge event in winter.

Christmas celebration in Japan is unique to other countries for following reasons.

  • It is not a holiday but an event of the season.
  • Main dish for the feast is not a turkey but fried chicken or roasted chicken.
  • Eat whole cake like a birthday.
  • Spending time with a significant other or friends is more popular than with a family.
  • People gives more weight to Christmas Eve 24th than the Christmas day 25th as an event.
  • Gives a significant other an expensive presents rather than exchanging presents between family members.

As you can see, it is celebrated regardless of religious belief in Japan.
To add to the list, Japanese Christmas celebration ends after 25th to prepare for the next big event, “Shougatsu” New Year’s Day.

How people welcome Christmas might be different from one another.
It is the same for all of us that it is a day to spend time with loved ones.

How would you welcome Christmas? However you do, we wish your Christmas to be filled with happiness.

Topic 2: Kami-Ari-zuki, Month of Gods

October in lunar calendar (November in modern almanac) is a month when all the myriads of gods assembles at Izumo Taisha in Izumo, the city our company ECI is located.

This month is called “Kan-na-zuki” which means the month of the Gods’ Absence in other area of Japan. On the contrary, in the east part of Shimane, Izumo it is called “Kami-ari-zuki” meaning the month of the Gods’ presence.
At Izumo Taisha or shrines ceremonies are held to welcome Gods called “Kami-mukae-sai” and “Kami-ari-sai” and “Kara-sade-sai” to farewell.

This year, Kami-mukae-sai is held on November 27th starting from 7p.m.
Kami-mukae-shinji is held at Inasa beach 1 km to the west from Izumo Taisha.

Izumo Taisha is known as Okuninushi a Shinto deity of marriage. Many People vsit to wish a good match.

Please visit to Izumo in the month of the Gods.

Topic 3: Health Benefit of Green Juice

It can be hard to sufficient vegetable in everyday diet.
Let us introduce you an easy way to take vitamin and fibers, that is, Green Juice. It is a popular drink and many Japanese drink it to be healthy.

It made from kale and barley young leaves are healthy drink that sufficient nutrition such as vitamin. Incorporating Green Juice for your everyday diet gives you happy effects.

Main Effect

  • Relieve constipation
  • Beauty effect
  • Decrease body fat
  • Sufficient fruit and vegetable intake
  • Boost immune system

Vitamin in Green Juice

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B group
    (B1, B2, niacin, pantothenic acid, B6, B12, folic acid)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K

You can find powdered Green Juice, which dissolves in water on market. Recently, there sold different kinds, for example ones with compounding lactic acid bacteria or fruits.

TOKUTOKUYA started offering Green Juice and it includes items produced with all Japanese ingredients. Those are tasty and super healthy to drink!

If you’d like to try please inquire us for further information.

Topic 4: New items

Cutting knife


Christmas card