Beautiful photographs capture the essence of two Japanese holidays as they are celebrated in Hawaii. Brief text describes the origin significance and customs of Girls Day -March 3- and Boys Day -May 5- highlighting the similarities and differences between community school and family celebrations in Japan and in Hawaii. The binding produces two books in one with two front covers. Girls Day features dolls kimonos and hishi-mochi diamond-shaped rice cakes. Boys Day features carp kites samurai iris kashiwa-mochi rice cakes and chimaki rice dumplings. Both books include many photos of girls and boys enjoying their special days. Hardbound: 64 pp.
**This is one book that turns upside-down for each holiday!
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