Posted on 2006/08/17 01:10:35 (August 2006).
[Monday 14th August]
This week is Obon week in Japan, so whilst there are no official national holidays, many people take time
off work. This is a time of year when the Japanese believe their ancestors return temporarily to earth,
and many people return to their family homes.
On the plus side it makes Tokyo a lot quieter than usual!
Today was TK's only day in the office this week, which seemingly warranted a few drinks after work -
like we need an excuse!
Obon sounds strangely reminiscent of Hallowe'en, with ghosties and ghoulies visiting us... It isn't too bad if you get caught by the ghosties, but don't get caught by... the other visitors (couldn't resist!) :-)
Posted by Bryan at 2006/08/17 24:08:09.
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