Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Marine Day

Sorry for the lack of blog on Monday but it was Marine day here in Japan thus a national holiday so I spent the day shopping for supplies for my avant garde ocean themed hat.

According to Wikipedia:

"The day was known as Marine Memorial Day (海の記念日 umi no kinen bi) until 1996. Communications Minister Shozo Murata designated the holiday in 1942 to commemorate the Meiji Emperor and his 1876 voyage in the Meiji-Maru, an iron steamship constructed in England in 1874. "Marine Day" was declared a national holiday in 1995 as a day of gratitude for the blessings of the oceans and to hope for the economic prosperity of maritime Japan."

To celebrate I have rounded up some Maritime hats including the one at the top of the article which I think looks like water thus is kind of ocean related.

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