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- Who want to know Japanese culture
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I heard that weather in May is rather comfortable.
Yes, it is !
I want to go around Japan !
That’s nice, I would like to introduce what Japanese do in May, for your good staying !
With reading of this page, you will get above listed knowledges as well as Japanese have. I will be very glad if you could read this article to the end.
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SHINTA+ / Japanese blog writer, born and raised in Japan, visited more than 20 countries, introducing Japanese culture to the world, with both domestic & international experiences.
There are holidays in end of April and beginning of May. It’s called ‘Golden Week’ in Japan. Many people go to tourist spots, a lot of events are held in this period.
Bits of knowledge about ‘Golden Week’
- National holidays
- Showa no hi (4/29, Showa day)
- Kempo Kinenbi (5/3, Constitution day)
- Midori no hi (5/4, Green day)
- Kodomo no hi (5/5, Children’s day)
- Total 70 millions of people moving in Japan
- Many events, festivals held in this period
Japanese People go out in this season !
Kodomo no hi (Children’s day)
‘Kodomo no hi’ is the day to celebrate growth of children, in Japan. There are many traditional customs in this day. People pray further growth and good health of children.
Bits of knowledge about ‘Kodomo no hi’
- Celebrate and pray growth of children
- Display Samurai Armor (right photo)
- Eating ‘Chimaki, Kashiwa mochi’ (Left bottom photo)
- Hanging ‘Koi Nobori’ (left upper photo)
- Part of ‘Golden Week’
Kodomo no hi is special day for Japanese children and parents !
Haha no hi (Mother’s day)
‘Haha no hi’ as Mother’s Day is on 2nd Sunday in May, in Japan. The date was fixed in line with one of U.S.A. Most popular gift in Japan in this event is red flower of carnations.
Bits of knowledge about ‘Haha no hi’
- The day to appreciate Mother
- In 2nd Sunday in May, in Japan
- Popular gift is red carnations
I give a gift for my mother every year in Haha no hi !
‘Aoi Matsuri’ is a festival in Kyoto with long history. It’s said that it’s since 567. The festival is held in 15th. May. There’s a parade by people with very traditional wears in Japan. Unfortunately, in 2020, the parade was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Bits of knowledge about ‘Aoi Matsuri’
- Traditional festival in Kyoto in May
- It’s said that it’s since 567
- Parade with traditional clothes on 15th. May
- In 2020, parade was cancelled due to COVID-19
Aoi Matsuri is so elegant !
‘Sanja Matsuri’ is a festival in Tokyo with long history, since 1312. It’s held in 3rd week of May, Friday to Sunday. ‘Mikoshi Parade’ is main event of festival (photo). Unfortunately, in 2020, festival in May was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Bits of knowledge about ‘Sanja Matsuri’
- Traditional festival in Tokyo since 1312
- Mikoshi parade is climax of the festival
- Held in 3rd week of May
- Festival in May was cancelled due to COVID-19
Feeling old good Tokyo with this festival !
In the end, I would like to summarize the points of this article as follows
- Golden week holiday
- Kodomo no hi
- Haha no hi
- Aoi Matsuri festival
- Sanja Matsuri festival
May is rather comfortable month in Japan
That’s all today.
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I hope you could find something new about Japanese life in May. If you have a opportunity to come to Japan in this month, please carefully observe Japanese people. I believe you can find the facts in line with the article.
In the end, thank you very much for your reading and see you again !