Recently for breakfast, we had stollen and chai. (I actually hadn't known about stollen until coming to Japan.)
Now, it is a signal to me that Christmas is coming.
At Epinard, a local sweet shop in Minoo, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were selling stollen....240 yen (about US$2.40) for their mini size.
It was my first time trying their stollen, which had lots of fruit and nuts in it. I bought 2 mini sized pieces and cut each into 3 for our breakfast...delicious!
A little on the sweet side with the powdered sugar on the outside, kind of like a cookie, it was perfect with some unsweetened chai.
Is there something special you eat/drink during this time of year?
Yesterday, a couple of elementary school boys pointed out this huge full moon as I was on my walk (actually they were chatting amongst themselves and I overheard them).
Since I didn't have my camera with me, I took a photo of the moon as soon as I got back, just after sunset.