Showa Day is celebrated in April 29, which is the birthday of Emperor Hirohito in 1901. Hirohito ruled Japan for 63 years, from 1926 to 1989. He played a big role in Japan’s economic miracle after World War 2. Therefore, Japanese people decided to make his birthday a national holiday in order to thank him.
On this date, many festivals are held across Japan
Emperor Hirohito, who led Japan make an incredible economic development after World War 2
Street festivals with colorful lanterns are held to celebrate Showa Day
A traditional dancing performed by professional actors to entertain people