Actually we mormon missionaries are the ones who started that tradition in the 1980s and the japanese didnt adopt that until the late 1990s at the very earliest. Stores all over japan will carry the cake and drastically drop the price on december 25th in order to get rid of them all by the 26th.
Christmas cake is a japanese style strawberry shortcake thats traditionally eaten on christmas eve.
Kfc japanese christmas cake. Every christmas an estimated 36 million japanese families get their holiday meal from none other than kentucky fried chickensomehow this tradition is one of the most sacred and one that really embodies the japanese christmas spirit. Every christmas season an estimated 36 million japanese families treat themselves to kentucky fried chicken in what has become a nationwide tradition. Every year on christmas day kfc japan experiences its busiest day of the year.
Lastly they eat christmas cake or christmas cupcakes for this post. While millions do celebrate christmas with kfc others in japan treat it as a romantic holiday similar to valentines day and couples mark the occasion with dinner in upscale restaurants. Why japan is obsessed with kentucky fried chicken on christmas thanks to the successful kurisumasu ni wa kentakkii kentucky for christmas marketing campaign in 1974 japan cant get.
Its because there was no turkey in japan for us to celebrate christmas thanksgiv. For my version ive turned it into an easy roll cake with a tender sponge cake base and loads of strawberries and cream. Or kurisumasu keki is simply a sponge cake topped with whipped cream filled and decorated with delicious red strawberries.
Japans biggest christmas meal. Many packages contain cake which has been an important part of. Kfc in japan has become the equivalent of an annual christmas dinner in a day that is not only awesome but often.
There was no tradition of christmas in japan and so kfc came in and said this is what you should do on christmas kfc japan. Its a tradition to eat cake on christmas so anything left after is considered bad and must be thrown out.