Tag: japan

Happy Cinco de Macho

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It’s Boys Day again! Some of you may not be aware that Cinco de Mayo shares it’s day with this Japanese holiday (now called Children’s Day). We’d never heard of it either until we moved to Hawaii where they celebrate everything. Our Japanese neighbors taught us to Koinobori in style. These posts from 2013, 2014, and 2015 give you just a taste of what it looks like to Koinobori in style.

When we moved back to California we brought Boys Day with us. Boys Day mountain style looked like this.

This is the first time we’ve ever celebrated in quarantine. Since we couldn’t invite any friends to our party we sent some party to our friends. Gideon was happy to deliver Boys Day goody bags to some of the neighbors.

We’ve never done presents for Boys Day before but being home-bound was a good excuse to for a new Japanese card game and boxing glove. So while they tried out their new stuff I set to work making sushi for lunch.

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And of course no Boys Day celebration is complete without a nod to the holiday it twins with.  I give you Cinco de Macho.