All posts tagged: nature

Weekly Photo Challenge #24: As Pure As Snow

In response to this week’s theme Pure, “Pure” can convey wholesomeness, something undiluted, or simplicity. The Daily Post Photo was taken in Nagano (Japan) earlier this year. It is a mountainous, landlocked prefecture in the centre of Honshu, belonging to the Chubu Region. Most famous for the Zenkoji temple and snow monkeys. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Japan Diaries: Greenery Day (Golden Week)

Happy Greenery Day! Also known as Midori No Hi. Today is centred on nature and showing appreciation for its blessings, but also has a pretty cool history behind it, Originally this day was celebrated on April 29th, the birthday of Emperor Hirohito (or Emperor Showa) who died in 1989. After his death, the holiday was transformed into a more national celebration of nature and in 2007 was given its current date of May 4. Greenery Day was established to honour the Emperor’s love for nature, and Japanese people take this day very seriously. Hirohito was a vastly popular leader and was also the author of approximately 14 books on biology. He was the first “human” emperor of Japan, ending the belief that emperors were divine beings. Source, Planet Tokyo Things to do: Visit a tea room and sample some of the BEST green tea in celebration of all things green. Tokyo tower is one of the most popular places to visit. The tower is lit up with bright colours to represent flows and natural beauty associated …