Perfect weather for walking tour in National Foundation Day: Tour report of Asakusa and Ueno Park on Feb. 11th
- Asakusa Ueno Park
- Ema, Five story pagoda, Goshuin, Kaminarimon gate, Manekineko, Mikoshi, Nakamise, Omikuji, Shimenawa, Torii gate
Thank you so much for joining our tours at Asakusa in the morning and Ueno Park in the afternoon on Feb 11h. We welcomed 15 guests in total from Australia, China, USA, Korea, Canada and UK. We 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.
It was a perfect day for a tour where we could feel a little bit of spring sunshine. There seemed to be more Chinese tourists than usual in the precincts of Sensoji Temple, probably because of the Lunar New Year holidays.
Japan switched from a solar-lunar calendar to a solar calendar in 1872, and now there are almost no customs of celebrating the Lunar New Year.
This day, February 11th, was National Foundation Day. The national flags were also hoisted at Nakamise-Shopping Street. According to legend, this is the day when the first emperor ascended the throne in 660 BC. This day falls on January 1st of the solar-lunar calendar and February 11th of the new calendar, so this day is considered the National Foundation Day. I think it can be said that there are remnants of the old calendar in places like this.
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(Posted by Toyo)
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