Sunday, April 29, 2012

Showa no hi

April 29th is the Japanese national holiday Showa no hi, in honor of the birthday of Emperor Hirohito who reigned from 1926 to 1989. The holiday is to encourage the reflection of the turbulent years of the emperor’s reign rather than to glorify the emperor. Because April 29th falls on a Sunday this year, the holiday will be celebrated on Monday.

We went to see the 1939 movie Wuthering Heights at the library yesterday afternoon.  It was in English with Japanese subtitles. The movie was 105 minutes and we were happy that there were chairs. When I go somewhere in Japan, I never know if I will have to remove my shoes or if I will have to sit on the floor. The shoe thing is no big deal, but sitting on the floor for a long time is difficult.

Here is Ted in his parking place. Maybe the car will come next week. (Yes, he is wearing shorts, like he thinks it is summer already).

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