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Aloha Shirts アロハシャツ

2014.06.09 (Mon)

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This summer-season custom in the old town of Hawai began as a way to celebrate the sister-city relationship with Hawaii County in America. Even after the town merger which created Yurihama, the custom of wearing aloha shirts in the summer months still continues among local businesses and banks, and with town councillors and public servants. In Hawaiian, “aloha” is used for various greetings including both “welcome” and “farewell”, as well as to mean “love” and “affection”.

アメリカのハワイ州ハワイ郡と姉妹都市提携を結んでいた旧羽合町の夏の風物詩。合併後の湯梨浜町でも、夏には町内事業所、銀行、町議会議員や町職員も着用しています。アロハシャツの「アロハ」とは、「ようこそ」「さよなら」などあいさつに用いられるハワイ語で、「愛」「慈しみ」などの意味もあります。

 

 

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