Kodomonohi/Children’s Day isn’t until May, but my mind is already swirling with ideas! This is the first year that I get to celebrate こどものひ for real, because I now have a baby boy! I grew up with all sisters so this was a holiday that I never really celebrated growing up.
One of the major traditions on Children’s Day/Boy’s Day is to fly koinobori/carp windsocks.
Here are some cute ideas I’ve rounded up on the web so far that I want to try:
The Lyrics (and my translation):
やねよりたかい こいのぼり (koinobori, taller than the roof)
おおきいまごいは おとおさん (the big carp is daddy)
ちいさいひごいは こどもたち (the small carps are the children)
おもしろそうに およいでる (they are swimming happily)
And Nordstrom currently has this super-cute koinobori T-shirt (part of their Disney It’s a Small World series). I want it!