Kitakami Photoblog

Daily photos from Kitakami, a small town in Northern Japan, and its surroundings.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Kodomo no hi

Yesterday was "Children's Day", a japanese national holiday. Until 1948, this day was only known as Boy's day. One of the customs of this day is to display sumptuos (and expensive) samurai accessories, usually a helmet (kabuto), but sometimes also swords and costumes, like on this photos.
This is on of the numerous kodomo no hi-arrangements sold in all department stores and some smaller shops specialised in such traditional stuff.


Blogger lv2scpbk said...

Interesting. I liked reading your description.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous ate cha said...

Hi there!! How was your golden week? Thank you for visiting my new blog, really appreciate it. About Akita Daily... well, I can't keep up with it anymore.

I'll set up another photo blog again soon coz I really love pictures.

Anyway, can I add you to my links?!


8:51 PM  
Blogger ICE_Molly said...

What an interesting photograph. I love to read about the different customs and traditions from all over the world

3:08 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Thanks for your comments!

@ate cha: sure you can add my blog to your links. I hope you start your new photoblog soon, I really liked Akita daily photo!
We had a very quiet golden week, just going picnicking or to some onsen, nothing special. With all the overcrowded hotels and trains, that's the best you can do, I think.

8:32 AM  

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