Shoujo Sensei/Memorable Manga Moments: Cultural Day

Heart of Manga's Laura writes: "Every year on November 3rd, Japan celebrates national Culture Day. Culture Day is to promote arts, culture and scholastic endeavor. In manga often we see students celebrating this day with a school wide cultural festival. The festival is to display the artistic and cultural endeavors the students have been learning at school, which is why you see plays, music performances, and class booths that require students to combine arts and Japanese culture.

This is one of the biggest cultural phenomenons witnessed in almost every school-centered shoujo manga. Mangaka tend to use the cultural festival as a plot point in every relationship most likely because it’s when girls and boys at school spend the most extra-curricular time together. I sat down to compile a list of the most memorable moments and I immediately came up with at least 10 different scenes."

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