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Greenery Day: Tour Report of the East Garden of the Imperial Palace on May 4, 2024

Greenery Day: Tour Report of the East Garden of the Imperial Palace on May 4, 2024

Thank you for choosing our tour at the East Garden of the Imperial Palace on May 4, 2024. We welcomed 14 guests from Argentina, US, France, Canada, Germany, and Australia. I hope all of you enjoyed and shared interesting conversations with us during the tour. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached to remember the fun times we had.

Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D

It was a sunny day and perfect for our tour. The cherry blossom and azalea season has been over, but the iris season is coming. We are looking forward to it.

Our guests wore our original handmade kimonos for fun and took beautiful photos. They look like people from the Edo era in their Kimonos. This enjoyable event will be held at the final destination, Hirakawa-mon.

May 4th is Greenery Day. It came from the Emperor Showa’s birthday on April 29th. It was a national holiday called “The Emperor’s Birthday” until 1988, and the name of the holiday was changed to “Greenery Day” the next year, which was the previous year Emperor Showa passed away. He had a lot of knowledge of biology and botany and was interested in preserving the environment. Then the name “Greenery Day” was chosen to commemorate the Emperor Showa. In 2007, Greenery Day was moved to May 4th. April 29th has been a national holiday called “Showa Day”. By the way, do you know the difference between Emperor, Shogun, Feudal lord, and Ninja? If say no, we invite you to join our tour. We will gladly explain them to you in detail.

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(Posted by Yutaka)