Today is National Ninja Day in Japan; where the typical Japanese salary person trades in their business suits for the traditional ninja stealth wear, the shozoku.
The Shozoku consists of a fukumen (scarf headband), uwagi (pocketed jacket), tekko (hand covers), dodzime (wide belt), igabakama (trousers with secret pocket) and kyahan (leg wraps with secret pocket).
The celebration lands on February 22nd, which is a play on words. In Japanese “2” is “Ni” and “Nin” is a word that describes restraint and endurance which is the epitome of the Japanese working person.
We’re just glad that there are holidays like this and we’re probably just going to go ahead and wrap a shirt around our heads and celebrate this at the Amped Office.
Editor’s Note: Yes we know the International Ninja Day here in the US is on December 5th, but what’s the point if you’re not to be seen that day
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