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Tradições do Kodomo no Hi dos Nima-kai

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Two Sons

Submitted by: Mary Synada (Cerritos, California, USA)

Photo 1 of 2: Koinobori, Kabuto, a samurai doll

Two sons, James and David, deeply loved their obasans (grandmothers). Their would celebrate on May 5th their favorite Japanese tradition, Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day). Their koinbori (carp-shaped wind socks) would be flying on poles. Two Japanese military helmets (Kabuto) and a beautiful ceramic samurai doll would be displayed on shelves. Together, they would enjoy the delicious Kashiwa mochi wrapped in oak leaves with their green tea. The mochi, the hanging carp, the samurai helmets and the Japanese doll were all symbols of the strength and vitality of Kodomo no Hi and their lasting memory of love for their obasans.

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Two Sons - Koinobori, Kabuto, a samurai doll
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Two sons, James and David, deeply loved their obasans (grandmothers). Their would celebrate on May 5th their favorite Japanese tradition, Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day). Their koinbori (carp-shaped wind socks) … More »


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