Friday, November 03, 2006

Culture Day

Today is Culture Day in Japan (so don't expect any reports from the Nikkei, and we suppose that any banking will have to wait, too).

Culture Day was originally celebrated as the emperor's birthday (starting around 1868) but upon his death in 1912, the name was changed. Apparently, they didn't like him all that much.

Turns out that today would be a good time to visit Japan - from the Great Wiki:

...Culture Day is statistically one of the finest days of the year. Between 1965 and 1996, there have only been three years with rain occurring in Tokyo on Culture Day.

If we have any Japanese readers out there, they might want to check out these art-related posts.

Oh, one more thing. Today is Sandwich Day in the US. I plan to celebrate with a tuna sammich.


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