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Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.

Respect for the Aged Day

絵手紙 敬老の日

I did an Etegami (Picture Postcard) for “Respect for the Aged Day.”
Message: Be healthy (and energetic) always!

Japan celebrates Respect-for-the-Aged Day (敬老の日 / Keiro no hi) on September 20th this year. The national holiday, which honors the good old ancient value “Respecting the elders,” actually falls on every third Monday of September.

As usual, many events are organized for the older generations by the government, welfare groups, companies and schools nationwide. All doing their part to honor the elderly, presenting gifts, and thanking them for their contributions to the society. It is also common to see features of the nation’s oldest centenarians aired on television.

At home, the younger generations will try to spend quality family time with their aged parents or grandparents by showering the older folks with gifts of appreciation and love.

Respect the age gifts

My husband’s Obaachan (grandmother) is 90 years old this year.
She received a pack of tea leaves from our neighborhood committee (left)
and Japanese sweet potato snack from us (right).

d2 広告

An example of advertisements promoting gift ideas for Keiro no hi.
This ad is from one of my favorite stores, a Japanese home centre called D2.


Japanese Annual Events (Main Page)

2 comments on “Respect for the Aged Day

  1. dosankodebbie
    December 23, 2010

    I love this! What a cheerful and heart-warming style you have.

    • blackcabbit
      December 23, 2010

      Welcome back Debbie, Thank you so much for the encouragement! I’m still learning + trying to improve on my etegami style. *^_^*

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This entry was posted on September 20, 2010 by in Art & Illustrations, Etegami / Nengajo (Postcard Art), Festivals / Holidays, Life in Japan and tagged , .
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