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.
May 4th is Greenery Day (Midori no hi / みどりの日). It is a day to appreciate and preserve Japan’s greenery; a day to express our gratitude for natures’ abundance and blessings.
Actually, Japan’s Greenery Day has a strong connection with Emperor Hirohito (Showa period, 1926–1989). The late emperor was known for his high regard and interest in nature. In fact, this national holiday was previously celebrated on April 29th, to replace Showa Emperor’s birthday (Showa Tenno Tanjoubi/昭和天皇誕生日) after his death. However, the law on national holidays was revised in 2007, Greenery Day was then moved to May 4th, and April 29th was renamed as Showa Day.
Here is the third Golden Week’s etegami I did:
Greenery Day, featuring Showa Emperor Hirohito.