May 5th is Children’s Day in Japan!
Carp shaped windsocks are flown to celebrate the day. Crafts include origami (おりがみ) of carp streamers (こいのぼり) and samurai helmets (かぶと).
Here’s a video showing how to make an origami carp windsock…
Here’s a video showing how to make a samurai helmet. (If you make it larger and out of newspaper, kids can wear them on their heads)…
There are more crafts for Children’s Day on this Japanese site. The site is in Japanese, but it includes templates for making paper windsocks.
You can learn more about Children’s Day in Japan here.
Learn the Japanese Children’s Day Song called Koinobori (Carp Windsocks) here.
Many thanks to Sadao Mazuka for sharing the info in this post!
Happy Children’s Day!
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