Posted by: Agu
In Japan, November 3rd is Culture Day (Bunka no hi).
November 3rd was originally celebrated as a Meiji emperor's birthday.
It was also this day that the Japanese Constitution was proclaimed.
To commemorate both events, this day was established as a national holiday,
Culture Day is celebrated for “the love of freedom, peace and the promotion of culture”.
Tokyo Jidai Matsuri (Tokyo Festival of Historical Periods) were held in Asakusa today.
Foundation of Sensoji Temple in 628, Heian, Kamakura, Edo era,
Japan's Westernization movement during the Meiji era and modern era were reproduced in Asakusa.
According to the flow of the history, people with gorgeous costume marched around Asakusa ,
The scene of an ancient procession unrolled before a large crowd of spectators.
Not only local people but also foreign people enjoyed this event.
Why don't you visit Japan for Tokyo Jidai Matsuri next year?
Posted by: Agu (November 3, 2010 9:05 PM)