The 10 day holiday for this year’s Golden Week has begun. Exciting times in Japan.
First the weekend.
Monday is Showa Day.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are special Coronation Day holidays. The Emperor abdicates on Tuesday bringing an end to the 31 year Heisei Era. The new Emperor is coronated on Wednesday, marking the start of Reiwa 1.
You all know it’s a national holiday in Japan today – Labor Thanksgiving Day, which falls one day before the U.S. Thanksgiving Day this year.
But did you also know it’s Mon’s 7th and Monta’s 6th birthday?
Here are their official birthday portraits!
Mon actually cooperated and sat still for her photo
Mon still cooperating
Mon looking regal
And here’s Monta
One more of Monta
Four of these photos are actually iPhone “live photos” so I turned the last one of Monta into a 10 second YouTube video. It’s the live photo repeating itself 3 times, but cute. There wasn’t much action in the other live photos.
Anyway, off to celebrate Mon and Monta’s birthday now!