"CHILDREN DAY" Top 5 Page for this destination Japan Local Custom Tip by cheesecake17

Japan Local Customs: 477 reviews and 616 photos

  kabuto or helmet
by cheesecake17

May 5
Children's Day, a national holiday. This festival is for all children but especially honors young boys.

Throughout Japan colorful streamers of carp are flown from poles to symbolize perseverance and strength, considered desirable attributes for young boys.

They also display a doll.....in the house like the one in the picture....

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  • Written May 17, 2005
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