Japan doesn't really have chimneys, because Japan doesn't really have central heating. That has some nice results, like cozy evenings cuddled up with the electric carpet or under the kotatsu, and some unpleasant results, like GAH it's freezing in here! But the most important unexpected consequence is that Santa has nothing to slide down. And so he climbs up. Santa-on-a-ladder is something of a decorating theme around here. Here are a few I've seen around the neighborhood. Send your pics along if you'd like to add or link them!