Friday, May 4, 2018

Greenery Day

And there is another holiday today! I'm really, really luvin it! Now, here is some info about this day.
GREENERY DAY is celebrated as a day to commune with nature and be grateful for its blessings. Originally established in 1989 and held annually on April 29 until 2007 when it was renamed 昭和の日 in remembrance of the Show Emperor Hirohito’s love of plants.

Greenery Day in Japan falls in the middle of ゴールデンウィーク, one of the longest holiday periods in Japan running from the 29th of April to the 5th of May. Warm weather solidifies its hold on the land from this time, temperatures tend to be very pleasant and 晴れ prevails.
Golden Week is also  planting season and when the first crop of 緑茶is harvested. Known as ichibancha this first picking of green tea is widely regarded as the tastiest of the three yearly pickings (the other two pickings, nibancha and sanbancha occur in July and September).
Going to a 庭園 or a tea room for a 茶道 will grant you the chance to try the best green tea on this day celebrating all things green.


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