Katya is Orthodox, whose Christmas is January 7th, and I am not Christian. Besides, today is not a holiday in Japan.
It was (officially) the last day before the holidays in our institute, so all the members, professors, researchers, students, and office workers, cleaned rooms, buildings, yards, parking lots, and so on. This is the common way of ending a year in offices in Japan after the Year-End party.
For dinner, Katya made Borscht. She used Sauerkraut for the first time in Japan.
Katya did not care about Borscht, but she said she felt like making it on a winter day like today.
My colleague brought us a typical Hawaiian souvenir coming back from the conference.
We had some cakes.
So everyone, Merry Christmas.