Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania Inc.
The City of Hobart, in partnership with the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, will celebrate Children’s Day in 2021 with a display of children’s written works on handcrafted carp shaped decorations hung in the RTBG’s Japanese Garden.
The Gardens will also display several six-metre traditional Koinobori windsocks donated by Hobart’s Japanese sister city, Yaizu. There will be information about Children’s Day and our city’s 44-year relationship with Yaizu. The Garden’s cafe will be offering a special menu of Japanese-inspired treats.
The student-decorated Japanese Garden will be available to view from Saturday 1 May until Sunday 9 May.
Children’s Day in Japan is set aside as a national holiday on 5 May each year to celebrate children. The event pays respect to and honours children's strengths and personalities and grants wishes of health and happiness.
On Children’s Day in Japan, carp-shaped streamers and windsocks called “koinobori” (a symbol of the carp's strength as it swims against the current) are displayed outside homes, in streets and parks, representing the desire for children to become brave and strong individuals. Many other communities across the world have joined Japan in celebrating children, running their own Japanese Children’s Day celebrations
For further information, please see the Facebook event page.
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