Feb 23, 2009

The day of Mt. Fuji

Feb. 23rd is the day of Mt. Fuji. (see http://climbfujiyama.blogspot.com/2007/02/fujisan-no-hi-day-of-mtfuji.html) It must be very special for us, Japanese. Because.....

Crown Prince Naruhito, who scaled Mt.Fuji last summer, was born on Feb. 23rd of 1960.

On Feb. 23rd of 2006, my favorite figure skater, Shizuka Arakawa, won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Turin.

And today....

two of the great Japanese films, one is "おくりびと(English title: Departures)", and the other is "つみきのいえ(La Maison en Petits Cubes), were both awarded with the Oscar!! What an honor!!!