Fun Fact: Japanese Santa Claus

Fun facts about Japan

While unrelated to Christmas and Christianity technically, Hotei is considered the Japanese counterpart to Santa. With his name meaning “cloth sack” many know him better as “Laughing Buddah” which is often confused with THE Buddah of Buddhism.

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  1. ratmom says:

    That’s the first I’ve heard of him.

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