Children’s day(kodomono-hi)

May 5 is Children’s day- kodomo no-hi,
Originally it was called Boy’s festival for celebrating boy’s growing-up
but now it has become a day to celebrate children in general.

On this day, families with boys set our dolls for the Boy’s festival
patterned after warriors and heroes, and fly carp streamers.


Carp Streamers-
Carp have the strength to even swim up waterfalls and long been taken as symbols of success in 


The day also features the practice from long ago of taking a bath with flag
reputed to have a medical effect.



it is also essential to make an offering of the traditional Japanese confections of rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves and rice cakes wrapped in oak leaves.