May 3, 2010
Today is Constitution Memorial Day in Japan. One of the many holidays during Golden Week.
It's interesting how people here are very passionate about Matsuri (festivals) but don't seem to embrace holidays in the same manner. We're happy about getting a day off from work or school, but can't quite remember what holiday it is. On the other hand, when it comes to Matsuri, we're all set and ready to celebrate the night away weeks in advance.
Well, it could be just me! Today is a holiday to celebrate the promulgation of the Constitution of Japan in 1947. And yes, I'm embarrassed to say, I did have to look up the year.
I thought I'd post this Peony flower today. It was growing in the garden of Tamon Temple. The temple is called 'Temple of Peony' because they have over 300 peony plants growing in the garden.