July 19, 2010
Today is Umi-no-hi (海の日) in Japan, which is translated to Ocean Day or Marine Day. It became a national holiday in 1996 as a day to be thankful of the blessings the ocean gives us, as we are a country surrounded by it, and hope for the prosperity of our country.
So to celebrate this holiday...okay, more like to cool off from this unbelievably hot weather, my friend and I spent the day at the local pool. I took both of the photos right after the pool inspection they do every hour so it may not seem like it, but Seibu-en Pool was pretty crowded. I guess everyone had the same idea.
They have two big pools, the tidal wave (above) and the lazy river (below).