Peace at Jug Handle State Park

Happy Thanksgiving day!!

In Japan we don’t have  Thanksgiving day.

But we have national holidays in November.

One of them is Culture Day on November 3rd. 

Culture Day is a national holiday when people are encouraged to love freedom and peace and to promote culture. The love of freedom and peace are declared in the Constitution of Japan, which was established after World War II. Historically, November 3rd was celebrated as the birthday of the Meiji Emperor and this day of feast was called Meiji-setsu. After World War II the Constitution of Japan was promulgated on November 3rd, 1946. In 1948, this date was designated as Culture Day in commemoration of this event.

Many cultural events are held throughout Japan during the period around Culture Day. Art, film, drama, broadcasting, and music festivals take place at this time. Many schools also have culture festivals where students use cultural activities to display what they have done.

Other one is Kinrō kansha no hi which is a national holiday on November 23.

It is called Labor Thanksgiving day in English.

Japan borrows Thanksgiving day in USA to translate the holiday into English.

The holiday is for commemorating labor and production and giving one another thanks.

The day was originally a festival in which new rice was offered to gods.

I’d like to say Thank you for being my friends. And I’m sending my love to all of you through my painting with my smile.

“952. Peace at Jug Handle State Park” Watercolor painting by Mariko Irie

This location is Jug Handle State Park, CA.

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