Marine Day – Japanese Holiday – 21st July

Today is Marine Day in Japan and a public holiday!

I was researching Marine Day and there is a good connection to Scotland.  To quote Wikipedia: “Communications Minister Shozo Murata designated the day in 1941 to commemorate the Meiji Emperor and his 1876 voyage in the Meiji-Maru, an iron steamship constructed in Scotland in 1874″

The iron boat was built in Glasgow and is now in dry dock in Tokyo.

The day is a day to be thankful for all that comes from the sea and many people go to the beach.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Day#cite_note-3

http://www.kaiyodai.ac.jp/english-c/en-facilities/12374.html

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