March 3rd is known as Girls’ Day. On this day, many families arrange a beautiful display of porcelain dolls in their homes. For this reason, the day is also known as The Doll Festival. Often, these dolls are precious heirlooms, passed from generation to generation. But what do the dolls portray?
May 5th is known as Children’s Day, although it has traditionally mainly been used to celebrate boys. On this day, you will see beautiful banners flown across the country. The banners portray a specific animal – what animal and why?
In Japan, the school year ends in spring. Here is a photo of a school uniform with a graduation bow. Before the beginning of the new school year, Japanese students take a well-deserved holiday. What is this holiday called (translated from Japanese)?