Every day leading up to Ninja Day (Feb 22), Koka City public servants will come to work dressed as ninjas.
We were pretty hyped about Ninja Day last February, and we have to say we’re no less pleased to see Koka City’s hard-working public workers dressed in their best medieval assassin clothes this year. The office workers apparently started dressing up last week and will continue through until the 22nd, the official Ninja Day.
A public office full of ninjas typing away on their computers and handling inquiries from the public is obviously an unusual sight, so a number of TV crews made their way to Koka to capture video of these elusive warriors/city employees in their natural habitat. Check out one video below.
As you may already know, Feb 22 is Ninja Day thanks to a Japanese pun — the word for “two” is “ni,” which, as you may have noticed, is how “ninja” starts. So, Feb 22 is, for the sake of fun and tourism, read as “nin gatsu nin nin nichi,” which is simply a mouth full of “ni.”
In addition to city employees playing dress up at work — the best place to play dress up, by the way — there will also be a ninja revival festival on the 21st, featuring some ninja-related events, including ninja food. We’re not sure what counts as “ninja food,” but hopefully there’s no blow fish toxin involved…
Event Information Address: Shinobi no Sato Plala 600 Konancho Ryuboshi, Koka, Shiga, Japan 520-3311 〒520-3311 滋賀県甲賀市甲南町竜法師６００ 忍の里 プララ (Google Maps) Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, February 22
Sources: YouTube/SankeiNews, Asahi Shinbun, Koka-ryu Ninja (Koka City Office)
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