Marine Day

Did you celebrate Marine Day yesterday?  I went to beautiful Oga Peninsula.  The water was colder than normal this year, so we only swam for 90 minutes or so, but the scenery was as wonderful as always!

Marine Day was originally called Marine Memorial Day, (海の記念日, umi no kinen bi), in 1941.  It was to commemorate the voyage of the Meiji Emperor in 1876 to the Tohoku region.

It became a national holiday in 1996, on July 20th.  It was moved to the 3rd Monday in July in 2003.

A few quick phrases to use at the beach:

  1. Don’t forget the sunscreen or you’ll end up looking like a lobster.  It’s also very dangerous (skin cancer).
  2. Let’s build  a sandcastle.
  3. Hey, surf’s up!
  4. I love searching for sea life in the tide pools.
  5. Watch out for the undertow!  It will grab you before you know it!

Hope you all have a fun and safe summer, and take some time to enjoy the beautiful seaside of Akita!


Silly Sally sells seashells by the seashore.