Top 10 Strange Santas from Japan

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Weird
http://inventorspot.com/articles/seven_strange_santas_japan_8687

The concept of Santa Claus gets lost in translation in Japan.
There are 41 comments:
Female 55
OMG! Suzumiya Haruhi!
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Male 81
Not really that interesting
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Female 275
japan; the womb of all cultural weirdness
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Female 24
Green santas are so funny ^.^
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Female 145
santa was originally green, coca-cola made him red for advertising, and I don`t think these are "mis interpretations" of what santa is at all. the cat is prob just a character from somthin,they dont actually think santa is a blue cat...
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Female 1,002
Eh, I`ve seen worse.
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Female 62
Uh. Mrs. Claus makeover = Suzumiya Haruhi.
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Male 602
#2 is just a character dressed up like Santa. She`s just a fun character from The melancholy of Haruhi Suzamiya...Like how Spongebob is dressed up like cupid or something for valentine`s day cards
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Male 1,029
KFC`s colonel? What the hell are you doing in Japan?
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Male 9,305
Jurassic Parka, nice. XD
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Female 1,244
The cat one was very funny

And why is Santa suppose to be green?

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Male 907
^^^What is scary about that is if you look at the cat driectly, you would be able to see a human head in it`s mouth! Ya, Merry Christmas, better not wake up in the middle of the night or you`re next! :-P
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Female 2,084
i was expecting something way worse than those.
but when i saw this one i just started laughing.

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Male 12
For those who don`t read, and therefore this is a pointless gesture, the Santa Cross was a sybolic picture. Not a good one, maybe, but it jst got slapped to the list.
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Male 145
Lol @ miss claus anime makeover....WGOS IDEA WAS IT TO TRANSLATE FOR SANTA CROSS?!?!!?
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Female 3,001
eh?
sick.
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Male 91
How about the Japs lay off our culture and we`ll slap our confused white teens over here until they stop loving anime. A win win for both sides no?
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Male 944
I like thedead santa, that was sick
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Male 896
The anime that is from is call The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi or Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu. Just in case you wanted to know. It`s an amazing anime.
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Male 896
#2 Kicks ass simply because its Suzumiya Haruhi.
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Male 1,270
biffyclyro27, copycat.
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Male 151
santa clause is supposed to be green anyway, it`s only coca colas influence that turned him red
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Male 576
I give it two lumps of coal.
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Male 152
Mrs.Claus must be a gold digger....
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Female 17
i did like the anime santa.
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Male 1,766
correction santa is asian look at samurai santa
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Male 944
every one knows santa is black....
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Male 1,270
Santa is meant to be green for flip sake.

Red santa is a publicity stunt by Coke.

Why am I calling him `santa`?! It`s FATHER CHRISTMAS!

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Male 4,393
Mrs. Claus` Anime Makeover?! oh yeah... :P
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Male 553
i liked the dino santa that one was the funniest one there :-D
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Male 645
This link gets a solid meh and a half.
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Male 123
samurai santa looks awessomee!
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Male 1,348
I don`t see what the problem is here? It was just different things dressed as Santa Claus.

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Male 2,616
I can`t believe my crappy Hyundai didn`t make the list. I worked hard tailoring that giant red suit and hat for it.
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Male 259
^ Same
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Female 469
Wasnt as interesting as I thought it would be :P
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Female 3,562
Samurai santa should have been number one, but what`s more amusing is it`s clearly not from Japan.
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Male 458
^If you read it, it says that the Santa Cross was drawn by an American artist and is about the commercialization of Christmas, and its just an urban legend, it wasn`t really shown in the stores.
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Male 1,385
Santa Cross?? WTF!
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Male 472
Heh, some of them r funny.
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Male 20,916
Link: Top 10 Strange Santas from Japan [Rate Link] - The concept of Santa Claus gets lost in translation in Japan.
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