Sekku” (Wishing for the growth). “Kodomo-no-hi” and “Tango-no-sekku” is on the same day, but it is strictly the different festivals. Because those days have a different origin.
“Tango-no-sekku” is a habit that is from a long time ago. “Kodomo-no-hi” is the national holiday that was established recently.
The “Tango-no-Sekku” is a habit that came from old China, it is the event to avoid illness and misfortune from children.
By the way, “Koinobori” (carp streamer) is indispensable for this festival. “Koinobori” is one of the symbols of “Tango no sekku” (Kodomo-no-hi / Children’s Day).
“Carp” is said to be an auspicious fish.
In Chinese legend said that “the carp become a dragon and climb a waterfall.” It is said that “Carp” has come to be displayed as “Nobori” (streamer) in the hope that children will grow up healthy and advance their careers using the legend as a sample. Also, a Japanese legendary person named “Kintaro” is often depicted in “Koinobori”. This “Kintaro” is the childhood name of the legendary character “Sakata no Kintoki”. “Kintaro” was a commoner’s child who had a wonderful heart and a strong body. And he became a samurai and finally one of the big four kings. He is a legendary
figure who has made a big success. People began to decorate “Kintaro” dolls in “Tango-no-sekku” and they draw “Kintaro” on “Koinobori” because they wanted their children to grow up like “Kintaro”. The healthy growth and advancement of children is a universal wish for all ages.
The Lifestyle Box
1. Mino-yaki Carp pattern rice bowl (1 item)
The figure of a carp swimming powerfully is depicted.
Make your career dream come true with this auspiciously designed bowl.
Originated from Gifu Prefecture, Mino-yaki (Mino ware) is Japan’s most popular pottery.
Its history is said to date back to 1300 years ago.
2. “Sei-gai-ha” pattern “Nimono” (stewed) bowl (1 item)
“Sei-gai-ha” is a pattern that makes you feel the sea and a pattern that expresses a wish for happiness that will
continue to the future for a long time like waves. The brown bowl, which feels the warmth of the soil, complements the
3. Hemp leaf pattern chopsticks (red or black) (each 1 item)
You will get either Red or Black. 「Hemp」 is a strong and fast-growing plant.
A traditional design with the wish to grow as strong as hemp has been completed. Let’s have a fun meal with chopsticks of the auspicious pattern.
4.”Koinobori” (carp streamer) Chopstick rest (red or blue) (each 1 item)
You will get either Red or Blue.
A cute “Koinobori” chopstick rest. Creates an atmosphere of “Tango no Sekku” on your table.
5. “Shobu” (Iris) pattern “tenugui” cotton handkerchief (1 item)
It is a “tenugui” cotton handkerchief dyed by a craftsman. Unlike the print, both sides of the table and the back are dyed. The fabric is fine and smooth to the touch. It is made from 100% cotton in Japan.
6. Cute plant pattern Small Plate (1 item)
A plate of a size that is easy to use on a daily basis, such as fruits, desserts, and salads.
Brightly colors your dining table.
7. Colorful bouquet “Washi” letter paper (1 item)
It is a fun bouquet letter just by looking at the colorful flowers. It is recommended that you feel free to use it
without putting it in an envelope. ※”Washi” is made from a Japanese traditional recipe.
8. Ukiyoe “Kintaro” Tango-no-sekku Postcard (1 item)
The cat plays “Kintaro”, which is known as a synonym for “Tango-no-sekku”. This postcard depicts the situation
in the style of “Ukiyoe”.
9. Fue Ramune (1P)
Delicious and fun “Fue” (flute) Ramune.
The number of items: 9.