On December 23rd 327 people dressed up as Santa Clause
gathered at Japan’s tallest building, Osaka’s Abeno Harukas as part of a
special Christmas event.
This was the second year this event was held but it was the first year that
the event organizer, Kintetsu Real Estate Company, was able to meet its goal of
300 Santas. Event organizers were aiming for 300 because Abeno Harukas, the
building where the event was held, is 300 meters (984 feet) tall. Last year,
only 186 Santas attended due in part to bad weather.
Although this was obviously Kintetsu’s way of getting people to come to the
building they own and spend money it still seems like a fun little event, which given this year’s success
will probably be held again next year. So if you happen to be in Osaka around
December 23rd next year you may want to get your hands on a Santa costume and
join in on the fun.
Source: Sankei WEST