Children’s Day in Japan / Ziua copiilor în Japonia (origami video)

crap

koinobori

 

I already told you about Girls’s Day in Japan, celebrated on March 3rd each year, now I will tell you a few things about how boys are celebrated, on May 5th (the fifth day of the fifth month).

Japanese households in which a boy grows celebrate him by flying koinobori (koi means carp, nobori means streamer), carp-like streamers made of cloth or paper, which fill with air when the wind blows and look like they are swimming. Carps swim upstream, thus symbolizing strength and determination to surpass all obstacles.

I have two origami videos for you today, one of an origami carp, and the other of an origami koinobori. They are beginner’s level, so it really shouldn’t be a problem making them.

Deja v-am povestit despre Ziua fetelor în Japonia, sărbătorită pe 3 martie în fiecare an, azi o să vă spun câteva cuvinte despre cum sunt sărbătoriţi băieţii pe 5 mai (ziua a 5-a, din luna a 5-a).

Casele japoneze în care sunt băieţi îi sărbătoresc atârnând koinobori (koi înseamnă crap, nobori înseamnă steag), steaguri în formă de crap făcute din panză sau hârtie, care se umflă cu aer când bate vântul, şi în felul ăsta par că ar înnota. Crapii înnoată în amonte, astfel simbolizând tărie şi hotărâre în depăşirea obstacolelor.

Azi vă prezint două videoclipuri cu origami, unul pentru un origami crap, celalalt pentru un origami koinobori. Sunt de nivel începător, aşa că probabil o să reuşiţi foarte uşor să-i faceţi.

 

Posted on May 5, 2014, in Origami and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Raveca,
    I wouldn’t have associated koi fish with a celebration of boys, but after reading your words it makes sense in that they symbolise strength and determination. Thanks!
    John

  2. The other day I visited someone who has a son, and I saw the typical display for boys’ day. I was surprised to see it, because I knew the son is in his 20s and not living at home anymore. So I asked the mother how long they usually display it, and she told me that they do it until the son gets married, and it’s the same with the hina dolls display for girls.

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