こどもの日 | Children’s Day

05/02/2010 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

5月5日は「こどもの日」です。 ( = gogatsu itsuka wa ‘ Kodomo no Hi desu. = May 5th is a ‘ Children’s Day ‘

こどもの日 ( = kodomo no hi = Children’s Day ) was originally called ‘ Tango no Sekku ( 端午の節句 )

This is an event handed down from ancient times which is held on May, 5th, Children’s Day.

People express hope that each boy in the family will grow up healthy and strong by flying こいのぼり ( = carp-shaped streamers) outside the house and displaying 武者人形 ( = musha ningyou = a warrior doll )

We have a song for こいのぼり. Ok, let’s sing a こいのぼり の うた ( = song of Koinobori )

<< English Translation >>

Hoisted high above the roof tops
Are the carp-streamers.
See the big, black carp up there;
That one is the father.
See the smaller red carp there;
They are his children.
See all of them swimming in the sky
So merrily.

The kids can make Samurai helmet with origami paper or newspaper to wear themselves.

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/making_a_square.htm

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/Origami%20Samurai%20Helmet.pdf

プロビンシャル・テストが終わるまではとても忙しいと思いますが、なるべくブログも書くようにしますので、ときどき見に来てくださいね。

I’ll be very busy tutoring until Japanese G12 Provincial exam is over, but will try my best writing this blog, so keep coming back to here !!

-Maki

toutorjapanese2000@yahoo.co.jp

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