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Culture Day in Japan & Storied Magazine

Publié le novembre 09 2021

Culture Day, otherwise known as Bunka no hi, and is a day to honour traditional Japanese culture and promote the love of freedom and peace that was enshrined in the Japanese constitution.

November 3rd is a notable date in Japan as it also marks the date of birth of Emperor Meiji, who ruled Japan from 1867 until his death in 1912. From 1927 until 1947, November 3rd was a national holiday called "Meiji Setsu," in honour of the late Emperor.

As part of the celebration of Culture Day, the Order of Culture Awards Ceremony takes place at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The awards are given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to Japanese culture or to society as a whole. Past recipients include the three American astronauts who were aboard Apollo 11, Japanese artist Ikuo Hirayama, and poet Makoto Ooka. Many more have followed since.

To celebrate, throughout the country there are festivals and parades celebrating traditional Japanese customs. It's a great day to delve into the rich history and culture of Japan as most museums in Tokyo and across the rest of the country are open for free to the public on Culture Day.

 

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