Taiiku no Hi

By: Reiko Nishioka, Director of Education, Morikami Museum On October 1st, Japanese people traditionally change their summer wardrobe to warmer clothes.  Even though the weather still may be warm, students change into long-sleeved shirts and jackets, and business men change to darker colored suits of  heavier materials. In Japan, this is called koromogae, a sign of fall. Also, in early fall, the Japanese celebrate a special day. This year, this national holiday falls on Monday, October 11th.  Do you know what the Japanese are celebrating? I will give you some hints… The …

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