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Thank you for joining us at our Annual Natsu Matsuri Summer Festival June 25 (Sat) & June 26 (Sun) this year!

Festival collage for 2016

Marine Day (Ocean Day) – 海の日 Umi no Hi 

3rd Monday of July, 7/18/2016

Ocean Day was first designated on July 20, 1941 to commemorate the return of the Meiji Emperor 明治天皇 on that day in 1876, from his voyage to the Tohoku region and Hokkaido via steamship. It didn’t become a public holiday japan_summer_09_01 054 2016-07until 1996, and the purpose of the holiday was also changed from giving thanks for the blessings of the ocean, to reflecting upon the importance of the ocean to Japan as an island nation.

Umi no hi 海の日 also marks the beginning of the summer vacation period as many schools and school districts will finish their first term of the year.

Source: Gaijinpot.com; Wikipedia.org
Photo courtesy: Joyce Ogasawara

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