๐ŸŽ Children Day -ใ“ใฉใ‚‚ใฎๆ—ฅ in Japan

 

Children's Day ๐ŸŽ (ใ“ใฉใ‚‚ใฎๆ—ฅ Kodomo no Hi) is a Japanese national holiday on May 5th every year. Families celebrate the perseverance, happiness, strength and well being of boys ๐Ÿ‘ฆ This is a special day that has been celebrating in Japan since ancient times and It became a national holiday in 1948.

Image by  1278956  from  Pixabay

Image by 1278956 from Pixabay

Image by  Ogawax  from  Pixabay

Image by Ogawax from Pixabay

The day was traditionally called Tango no Sekku (็ซฏๅˆใฎ็ฏ€ๅฅ), and was a festival for boys ๐Ÿ‘ฆ . This festival was strongly linked to samurai culture๐Ÿ—ก๏ธ in the past. Girls have their own festival too, which is called Hina Matsuri (้››็ฅญใ‚Š) - Doll Festival ๐ŸŽŽ on March 3rd every year. On this special day, colorful carp shaped streamers - Koinobori (้ฏ‰ใฎใผใ‚Š) ๐ŸŽwould appear all over Japan! The flying koinobori is a beautiful sight in the wind.  Carp shaped streamers can be also made by drawing pattern on paper.

How to make your own Origami Koinobori?

This video from ่ฆชๅญใงไธ€็ท’ใซๆŠ˜ใ‚Š็ด™ใƒผOrigamiใƒผ demonstrates how to make origammi koinobori. This is a fun and easy DIY project for your kids and we have colorful origami paper in traditional Japanese patterns available at Oomomo!

 
 

How to make your own Koinobori using toilet paper rolls?

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You can also recycle toilet paper rolls by making beautiful koinobori at home! Follow the step by step from this tutorial from Squirrel Minds! Tan created adorable cute koinobori that you can simply kick start a kid-friendly DIY project at home using materials such as 3 toilet paper rolls, tissue papers, double sized tapes and little more. Click here for the link for her project.

Photo credit @Squirrel Minds

Photo credit @Squirrel Minds

 
 

Find a Oomomo store near you and and visit us today to grab some origami papers and crafting materials for your DIY koinobori today!

 
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