Japanese events

Want to know more about the events of the year in Japan? This category of events explains the basic knowledge and origin of Japanese holidays and other events.

Yama no hi Alps

When is “Yama no Hi(山の日 Mountain Day)”? What is its meaning?

Does your country have a national holiday called “Yama no Hi(Mountain Day)”? In Japan, an island country with many mountains, August used to be a month without a national holiday, but finally August 11 was established as a national holiday as “Yama no Hi” (Mountain Day). Since “Mountain Day” falls just before the Bon Festival, …

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Physical Education Day running

What is the meaning and origin of “Taiiku no Hi, Physical Education Day”?

Did you know that Japan has a day called “体育の日 たいいくのひ, Physical Education Day”? Physical Education Day is a national holiday, a day off, and is associated with “good weather. Since it is in October, it is neither hot nor cold, and many free events are held. Let’s take a look at the origin of …

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Children's Day

What is the meaning of decorating helmets and armor on Children’s Day?

Have you ever spent Children’s Day in Japan? In my case, I was impressed by samurai armor more than anything else. When Japanese people were children, they were very afraid of these samurai’s faces. They don’t even like to approach them, especially at night, and there are even children who always wonder if they can’t …

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