Japan’s New National Holiday
Happy Mountain Day, 2016! If you don’t know already, today — Thursday, 11 August, 2016 — is the first-ever Mountain Day national holiday here in Japan.
That’s what today’s image on Google Japan is all about, if you didn’t know https://www.google.co.jp/
TBH, though R. has the day off work and school hasn’t yet started, we don’t have plans to do anything specific to celebrate. We figure we already spend a lot of time in the mountains – in fact we’re just back from our summer trip to the Canadian Rockies! – and besides, it’s uncomfortably hot on main-island Honshu in August. Besides, summer is a busy time in Japan, and the mountain trails and huts will be crowded with students and tourists and other holiday-makers.
We prefer to do our own thing, at our own pace 🙂 We’ll celebrate the mountains we’ve been blessed with in our own way, as we always have…
Meantime, here’s Kachou Fuugetsu “Flower Bird Wind Moon:” a gallery of pictures from our outdoor adventures in Japan