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Many of you adults if not already done this weekend, will be busting out them Margaritas tonight in celebration of Cinco De Mayo, known in the Mexican state of Puebla as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla.

Also a celebration in Japan on this day of May 5th is Children’s Day, known as Tango No Sekku. Previously known as Boy’s Day, In essence this national Japanese holiday “celebrates children’s personalities and their happiness”.

Boy’s Day Kabuto at Shirokiya – $1,850

Sekku means a season’s festival (there are five sekku per year). Tango no Sekku marks the beginning of summer or the rainy season. Tan means “edge” or “first” and go means “noon”.

Boy’s Day Gogatsu Ningyo at Shirokiya – $2,650

Traditionally Before this day, families raise the carp-shaped koinobori flags (carp because of the Chinese legend that a carp that swims upstream becomes a dragon, and the way the flags blow in the wind looks like they are swimming), one for each boy (or child), display a Kintarō doll usually riding on a large carp, and the traditional Japanese military helmet, kabuto. Kintarō and the kabuto are symbols of a strong and healthy boy.

*All information above sourced from Wikipedia.

As it’s done since I was a boy myself, Japanese Ramen continues to make me a strong and thankfully healthy man. With that, I bid you and yours Happy Children’s Day.

Japanese Ramen Kai – Shoyu Ramen

Goma Tei – Shoyu Ramen

Boy’s Day Kabuto at Shirokiya – $1,650

Boy’s Day Gogatsu Ningyo at Don Quijote (Kaheka) – $129.99

Boy’s Day Gogatsu Ningyo at Don Quijote (Kaheka) – $109.99

Boy’s Day Gogatsu Ningyo at Don Quijote (Kaheka) – $134.99

Boy’s Day Gogatsu Ningyo at Don Quijote (Kaheka) – $174.99

Boy’s Day Kabuto at Don Quijote (Kaheka) – $349.99

Tango-no-Sekku Samurai Armor at Shirokiya Ala Moana

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