Christmas Cake & Santa Chicken Pin Set
Christmas Cake & Santa Chicken Pin Set
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Christmas Cake & Santa Chicken Pin Set

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Decembers's exclusive pin club design - comes in a set with a fun mini pin.

Unlike in the western world, Christmas is not so much a family holiday in Japan. While children may still get presents, the focus is on lovers and friends. Christmas eve is considered one of the most romantic nights of the year, with couples frequenting Christmas light displays. On the other hand, new years is celebrated with family.

So, what’s on the table for Christmas? Behold Japan’s traditional Christmas meal: KFC and Christmas cake. KFC made its way to Japan in the 70s, and quickly grabbed onto the Christmas boom. After a huge nationwide marketing campaign, KFC became the holiday meal of choice. Don’t take this feast lightly – in Tokyo, KFC has to be reserved in advanced for Christmas as the demand is too high to accommodate walk-in orders on the day of.

The typical Christmas cake is a white iced strawberry short cake, with red strawberries on top. The first to popularize this was Fujiya Co. (also famously known for their mascot, Peko-chan), but the Christmas cake really rooted itself in Japanese Christmas culture in the 60s, when refrigeration became widely available and commodities like sugar became easier to obtain. Today it’s one of the most iconic cakes, and even has its own emoji. Our cake features a romantic chapel and says “meri kuri”, shorthand for Merry Christmas! 🎂 

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Specifications:

  • Hard enamel pin
  • Gold plated
  • Cake: 28 mm, Chicken: 15 mm