- emperor /EM-per-er/
- reign /reyn/
- spark /spahrk/
- commemorate /kuh-MEM-uh-reyt /
- complexity /kuhm-PLEK-si-tee/
[noun] – a male ruler of an empire
This type of porcelain was created only for the Chinese emperor and his family.
[noun] – the period of time when a king or queen rules a country
We discussed his successful reign as a king.
[verb] – to cause the start of something, especially an argument or fighting
This idea will almost surely spark a new immigration debate across the country.
[verb] – to remember officially and give respect to a great person or event, especially by a public ceremony or by making a statue or special building
We are all gathered here in this cathedral to commemorate those who died in the war.
[noun] – the state of having many parts and being difficult to understand or find an answer to
Just thinking about it overwhelms me with its complexity.
To begin, Shōwa Day is a Japanese holiday commemorating Emperor Hirohito’s birthday. He was Japan’s 124th Emperor, reigning from 1926 until 1989. Emperor Hirohito was awarded the posthumous name “Shōwa” following his death in 1989. Today, Shōwa no Hi is commemorated to honor Emperor Hirohito’s 63-year reign, which included the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. It has been said that the festival is a recall of the past, not for celebration, but to give people a chance to reflect and look back. Let’s break down the vocabulary to grasp Shōwa no Hi. “Shō” (昭) signifies “shining” or “bright,” and “wa” (和) indicates “peace.” As a result, Shōwa represents the wisdom that citizens gain, particularly as they reflect on Emperor Hirohito’s rule.
If you wish to understand more about the Shōwa era, visit the National Shōwa Memorial Museum in Kudanminami, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, for a more in-depth look at the complexities surrounding this period in history. Through the museum’s library of books, publications, maps, and permanent exhibition rooms, you can delve into the rich and complex past.
- How did you celebrate Shōwa no Hi last year? Could you tell me something about it?
- Aside from what has been mentioned in the article, what facts do you know about Emperor Hirohito?
- If you were to go back in time and had a chance to talk to Emperor Hirohito, what would you tell him? Please elaborate on your answer.
- Are you a supporter of Emperor Hirohito’s legacy?
- What do you think of Emperor Hirohito’s contributions to Japan? Please elaborate on your answer.
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