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  • Japanese: 天長節 (tenchou setsu)

Tenchô setsu was a holiday established in 1868 as a national holiday in honor of the birthday of the Meiji Emperor.

Stripped of its tennôsei / Emperor Cult connotations in the postwar period, the day continues to be a national holiday, albeit under the name "Culture Day" (bunka no hi).


  • Franklin Odo and Kazuko Sinoto, A Pictorial History of the Japanese in Hawaii 1885-1924, Bishop Museum (1985), 78.