【Personal works】こどもの日(Children’s Day)

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こどもの日をイメージして制作しました。

I created this image for Children’s Day.

Children’s Day is a Japanese national holiday which takes place annually on May 5th, and it is part of Golden Week Holidays.The purpose of the Children’s Day is to celebrate children’s happiness and to respect their personalities.The day was originally called “Tango no Sekku”, or Boy’s Festival, was celebrated in order to wish the healthy growth of the boys in the family.On that day, families with boys raise ‘koi-nobori’, or the carp-shaped streamers outside the house, wishing their success in their lives.They also display ornamental helmets called Kabuto or samurai dolls at home, because they are believed to be symbols of strength and vitality.Traditional foods such as ‘kashiwa-mochi’, mochi rice cakes wrapped in oak leavesand, and ‘chimaki’, rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves are eaten on that day.It is believed that “kashiwa-mochi” is a symbol of prosperity of our descendants, and that “Chimaki” is a protective charm.(cf.)