Kodomono Hi - Japanese Children's Day
In April 2013 the children and families from across Penrith have been invited by the local Japanese community to celebrate Kodomono Hi - Japanese Children’s Day.
It was a great opportunity to learn about the art of Origami and to fly koinobori banners in the shape of a carp (a type of fish) created for each child. In Japanese folklore, the carp is a symbol of determination and vigor, overcoming all obstacles to swim upstream. Samurai kabuto helmets will also be created and displayed to inspire strength and bravery.
Capture from the cultural celebration of Japanese community at Kodomono Hi - Japanese Children’s Day, St Marys Corner, April 2013.
Children also use Kodomono Hi to thank and show respect for the teachers, parents and relatives who care for them. Kimono dressing, photobooth, Japanese traditional music, Japanese cake tasting and traditional Japanese games were delights of the day. This project has been developed with Nepean Migrant Access’ (NMA) Japanese Women’s Group. NMA provides support services to the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.
Capture from creative children's workshops by Japanese community members at Kodomono Hi - Japanese Children’s Day, St Marys Corner, April 2013.
- Written by Adam Gatt Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
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