In the year 2000, the Japanese government installed the "Happy Monday" system and moved several National Holidays to Monday. The second Monday in October is Health and Sports Day (in Japanese 体育の日). We are encouraged to enjoy sports and a healthy, active lifetyle. This holiday was originally on October 10th to commemorate the anniversary of the opening ceremony of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, but was moved to Monday under the Happy Monday System.
My husband and I rarely have the same days off, but today we had the day-off together on account of the holiday. We took a long walk along the river that runs through the city. The river has all sorts of wildlife. We saw Egrets, birds, ducks, Koi fish, Perigrine Falcons, dragonflies. I got several shadow shots that I will post over the next few weeks. I also managed to drop my glasses and step on them. Now I am blind as a Bat. The bright side is that we had a good laugh about it. I have to sit really close to the computer to see it, even with the font set to x-large.
For more shadow shots, visit hey harriet's blog.