Friday, November 23, 2012

Kinro Kansha no Hi

November 23rd is the National Holiday Kinro Kansha no Hi or Labor Thanksgiving Day in Japan.  The purpose of the holiday is to commemorate labor and production and to give one another thanks. Grade school students make drawings and give them as gifts to the local police stations.  The modern holiday was established after World War II in 1948 as a day to mark some of the changes of the postwar constitution of Japan, including fundamental human rights and the expansion of workers’ rights.

 Even though it is a national holiday, Ted is off on a field trip with students today. I’m planning to spend some time stitching today – is that a surprise?  I know, I spend time every day stitching.  I am very grateful to have the opportunity to spend so much time doing what I love.  Here’s what I’ve gotten done on the quilted cat. It's coming along.
 


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