This public holiday, held in the country of Japan, is also known as “Bunka no Hi”, or simply “Culture Day”. The idea behind the event is simply to show honor and respect for the various ways that the Japanese culture has influence over life, including through the arts and music, as well as academic endeavors.
The history of Japanese Culture Day can be traced back to 1948 when the day was first celebrated following World War II. Specifically, the date relates to the announcement of Japan’s postwar constitution, which took place on November 3, 1946. But even though this was an important day, its history can actually be followed back much further.