|My new yukata!|
A constitution is a written promise of how a country will be governed. Japan's constitution was adopted in 1947. It describes the jobs of the Emperor, the Prime Minister, and the leaders who are elected to represent the Japanese people in the National Diet (DEE-ET).
It is raining in Tokyo for the third day in a row. For hundreds of years rain fell in Japan every day from the beginning of June until early July. The Japanese people call this "the Rainy Season". Last year the Rainy Season started and ended a month early. I think it is a month early this year, too.
How can we spend a rainy day in Tokyo? Let's look at some more pictures and read a book.
This kind of path is called "nobedan" (NOH-BED-AHN).
I was very surprised the first time I visited a public restroom and saw a traditional Japanese toilet. I could not figure out which was the front and which was the back of the toilet.
I did not have to use a traditional toilet because there are lots of "Western-style" toilets in Japan these days. "Western-style" means they look like the ones at your house and school. Some "Western-style" toilets here have heated seats. That's a really good idea!
We decided to buy a book of Japanese stories. Shopping on a rainy day in Japan is fun. The shopkeepers and clerks are so nice. First they put our book in a clear plastic bag to protect it from the rain.
|"The Toothpick Warriors" is a good story.|
|Should I tell you this story when I get home?|