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New Year in Japan 日本のお正月

The New is one of the most important holidays for the Japanese. Most Japanese rest during the first three days of the New Year and many companies and schools are closed for one week or more during this season. しめ飾かざり   Shimekazari

Posted in Annual Events and Social Life, Basic Information About Japan, History and Traditional Culture, Japanese Culture

New Japanese national holiday ‘Mountain Day’

山やまを見みてリラックスしましょう! Japan created a new national holiday called “Mountain Day”. It’s to help ease the pressure and stress of office workers who are famous for being overworked. Mountain Day will be celebrated every August 11th this year and it will

Posted in Annual Events and Social Life, Basic Information About Japan

Koyomi: Calender

Current lives of Japanese people are based on a new calendar (Gregorian calender) adopted in the 5th year of the Meiji Period (1872). The previous old calender (Lunisolar calender), a system that combines the 24 solar terms based on  the

Posted in Annual Events and Social Life, Japanese Culture
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