Above: Promotional image of Koinobori (koi streamers) at the Japanese Friendship Garden on May 4, 2013.
The Japanese Friendship Garden is celebrating Childrens' Day a day early! Bring the whole family to the Garden for a fun day of crafts, snacks, and culture for Kodomo-no-hi!
+ Koinobori (koi streamer) and samurai doll displays
+ Kids' Crafts from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm: origami samurai helmets and DIY Koinobori!
+ Japanese story telling and children's day songs
+ Yummy kashi-wa mochi snacks and tea for sale
All kids' activities are FREE with admission! Bring money for mochi and tea sales.
Kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) was originally known as Tango-no-Sekko (Boys' Day) and is traditionally celebrated on May 5th. The Garden will be celebrating a day earlier. This national holiday in Japan celebrates the happiness and well-being of all children, and expresses gratitude for mothers.
Colorful carp streamers called koinobori and elaborate samurai helmet displays are showcased in and around the house to bring good fortune to the boys in the home. These decorations symbolize courage and strength. Kashi-wa mochi, a traditional type of sweet typically eaten on Children’s Day, will be sold along with iced tea.
Location: Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego, 2125 Pan American Rd E, San Diego, CA 92101 Google Maps