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Golden Week’s Golden Service


We are business as usual this Golden Week starting April 29 until May 6, 2013. Our account managers are still available 24/7 to assist with your purchases from our inventory throughout the week.


About the Golden Week


Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク Gōruden Wīku), is a collection of 4 national holidays within 7 days. It has become one of Japan’s three busiest holiday seasons, besides New Year and the Obon week.


The national holidays making up the Golden Week are:

  • April 29

    • Showa Day (Showa no hi):

    • April 29 is the birthday of former Emperor Showa, who died in the year 1989. Until 2006, Greenery Day (see May 4) used to be celebrated on this day.

  • May 3

    • Constitution Day (Kenpo kinenbi):

    • On this day in 1947, the new postwar constitution was put into effect.

  • May 4

    • Greenery Day (Midori no hi):

    • Until 2006, Greenery Day used to be celebrated on April 29, the birthday of former Emperor Showa. The day is dedicated to the environment and nature, because the emperor loved plants and nature. Before being declared Greenery Day, May 4 used to be a national holiday due to a law, which declares a day, that falls between two national holidays, a national holiday.

  • May 5

    • Children’s Day (Kodomo no hi):

    • The Boy’s Festival (Tango no Sekku) is celebrated on this day. Families pray for the health and future success of their sons by hanging up carp streamers and displaying samurai dolls, both symbolizing strength, power and success in life. The Girl’s Festival is celebrated on March 3.

  • Source: http://www.japan-guide.com

A limited number of auctions will operate on May 2 and 3 while the regular schedule resumes on May 7. Don’t let the auction break leave you behind, negotiate now from a wide range of inventory for May shipment!


Contact Us

IBC Japan (Head Office)

Address: 64 Miyanomae-cho, Nakajima, Fushimi-ku,Kyoto Japan

Phone: +81 75 622 5091 (English)

+81 75 622 5090 (Japanese

Fax: +81 75 622 2400

Email: IBCsales@ibcjapan.co.jp

Website: www.ibcjapan.co.jp